2 monks rescued in self-immolation attempt in SW China

Updated: 2011-09-26 19:28


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CHENGDU - Two monks were rescued from a self-immolation attempt Monday in Southwest China's Sichuan province, local authorities said.

The two monks were rescued by police shortly after setting themselves on fire at about 11:22 am in Aba county in Aba Tibetan-Qiang autonomous prefecture and received timely medical treatment, the county government said in a statement.

The two suffered slight burns and were in stable condition, doctors said.

The suicide attempt is under further investigation.