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Tibetans Hold Prayer Service for Thinley Namgyal in New York

New York Holds Prayer Service for Thinley Namgyal
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The Tibetan Community of New Jersey and New York held a prayer service for Thinley Namgyal on April 16, 2014.

Thinley Namgyal set himself ablaze around 12 noon local time in Tawu County of Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture on April 15, 2014. Namgyal, who hails from Khangsar village becomes the fourth Tibetan in Tawu County to succumb to his burns.

With this recent incident, the total number of known self-immolators inside Tibet has risen to 131 since February, 2009.