Another Buddhist monk self-immolates in Tibet

Dharamsala : A Tibetan Buddhist monk in a monastery in eastern Tibet has set himself on fire Tuesday , reports reaching here said .

Dawa Tsering , a young monk self-immolated at 9 :30 in the morning during an annual religious event in Kaze .

“By-standers heard him shouting long live the Dalai Lama .The other slogans he raised were not heard in the commotion,” a spokesman of the Tibetan government-in-exile said here .

He was immediately taken to hospital but his condition remains unknown .

There have been a spate of self-immolations and deaths in recent months by Tibetans protesting against Chinese rule in Tibet .

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