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Two Tibetans Self-immolate in Ngaba

January 8, 2012

TCHRD PRESS RELEASE
7 January 2012, Bodh Gaya
               
Contact: Ms. Dukthen Kyi (English) / Mr. Jampel Monlam (Tibetan, Chinese)
Tel: +91 1892 223363, 229225, 225874
 
 
On 6 January 2012, two more Tibetans have self-immolated in Ngaba County at around 2PM (Tibet local time). A monk and a lay man, with their hands folded in praying gesture, shouted for the long live of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the return of His Holiness to Tibet. Few minutes later, the People's Armed Police (PAP) and Public Security Bureau (PSB) arrived at the scene. The PAP and PSB policemen extinguished the fire and took the two away to an unknown place.

According to sources, on 6 January 2012, a Tibetan, who is in Gaya for the Kalachakra, confirmed of this sad news after making phone calls to Ngaba.

Though at the moment, the health conditions of the two are not known, sources say that their burn injuries might be severe and chances of their survival are small.

There is no information about the name, age and other details of the two at the moment.
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