Tibetan student kills herself in China

Beijing: A Tibetan student died yesterday after she set herself on fire in northwest China’s Qinghai province, authorities said Monday.

The 16-year old girl who was studying at a minority school in Zekog county in the Huangnan Tibetan autonomous prefecture. She set herself ablaze around 6.50 p.m. in the village of Dageri, said authorities.

Teams have been sent to the village to investigate the incident, reported Xinhua.

The Tibetan autonomous prefecture of Huangnan has a population of 257,000 people, about 68 percent of whom are Tibetans.

– IANS

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