Sources to Tibet report that yet another monk self-immolated in Kandze County, Sichuan Province today (25 October 2011). At around 9.30 a.m Tibet local time, the fifth incident of self-immolation this month, monk Dawa Tsering, poured petrol on his body and set himself afire during the annual religious Cham dance ceremony in Kandze.
While on fire, monk Dawa Tsering raised slogans demanding the return of H.H the Dalai Lama, equality, and freedom in Tibet. Other monks who were gathered there for the religious ceremony tried to extinguish the flames and then immediately took the injured monk to Kandze People’s Hospital in the monastery car.
A Kandze monastery monk, Dawa Tsering, aged around 38, is son of father Delek and mother Dontso.
Monk Dawa’s health is described critical. Latest reports fear that the chances of his survival are very slim. Monks of Kandze monastery have brought him back to the monastery.