Father’s Name: –
Mother’s Name: –
Location of incident: Zatoe town, Yushul Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Ch: Qinghai Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2012-09-29
Info: According to Tibetans in exile in contact with Tibetans in the area, Yungdrung set fire to himself along the main road in Dzato county town at around 7 pm, and shouted slogans calling for freedom in Tibet and for the return of the Dalai Lama and the Karmapa (a prominent Tibetan lama). After onlookers, including local Chinese shop owners, were able to put out the flames with buckets of water, security forces cordoned off the area and took Yungdrung’s body to the local hospital. The following day local authorities informed family members that Yungdrung would be transferred to a hospital outside the Tibetan area due to his serious condition. However, local authorities later informed family members that Yungdrung died while in transport.