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A 28-year-old Tibetan monk from Mogri Monastery in Luchu has set himself ablaze around 7pm Tuesday. Kunchok Tenzin is reported to have died after carrying out the protest against Chinese rule over Tibet.

Sources told VOA That local Tibetans carried Tenzin's charred body inside the monastery and cremated that night.

Since February 2009, there have been a total of 110 self-immolations in Tibet and Tibetan regions reported to focus on political and religious issues, with another two self-immolations that were reported to have been motivated by property rights issues.
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