Second Tibetan self-immolates today in Sangchu

A Tibetan nomad in his early twenties called Tsewang Kyab has self-immolated in the Labrang area. Tsewang Kyab set fire to himself near the bus stand in Setri village in Sangkok township in Sangchu (Chinese: Xiahe) county, Kanlho (Chinese: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province, in the Tibetan region of Amdo. Tsewang Kyab died, and despite an attempt by officials to intervene, local Tibetans covered up his corpse with khatags (white blessing scarves) and took him to his home.

The area is close to Amchok township, where Lhamo Tseten self-immolated this afternoon, south-west of Labrang town.

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