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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

(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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