2 Tibet Teens Set Selves on Fire

Monk, former monk die later in the hospital
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2012 8:06 AM CDT
An exiled Buddhist monk prays during a vigil in Dharmsala, India, in solidarity with Tibetans who allegedly self-immolated in Tibet, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.   (AP Photo/ Ashwini Bhatia)
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(Newser) – Two Tibetan teenagers died last night after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule, rights group Free Tibet tells the AP. Eighteen-year-old monk Lobsang Kalsang and 17-year-old former monk Damchoek self-immolated outside a monastery in Sichuan province; they died later in a hospital. Free Tibet says their deaths bring the number of self-immolations to 51 since 2009. (Read more Tibet stories.)

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