Another Tibetan immolated himself in China to protest against Beijing's rule in Tibet, according to reports.
Thinley Namgyal, 32, from Tawu county of Kadze prefecture in Sichaun, died of his injuries and his body was taken to a monastery before Chinese police could reach the site.
"He self-immolated in protest against Chinese policy and rule [in Tibetan populated areas]," a Tibetan resident told the RFA on condition of anonymity.
Following the incident, security was beefed up in the area and mobile services and other communication networks were cut off.
"Now it is very difficult to reach anyone in the Tawu area," a resident told RFA.
About 130 people have set themselves on fire since 2009, as part of Tibetans's fight for freedom.
In March, a nun set herself on fire in Kardze prefecture, following which Chinese police detained other nuns close to her and disrupted communication links to prevent the spread of violence.
Last year at least eight Tibetans were injured in police firing at an assembly of about 1,000 monks who had gathered to celebrate spiritual leader Dalai Lama's birthday.
"China may try to hold itself unaccountable for human rights abuses but those abuses lie behind every self-immolation," London-based advocacy group Free Tibet's director Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren said, according to RFA.
Beijing holds Dalai Lama responsible for abetting self-immolations and calls him a separatist.
China maintains that Tibet has benefitted socially and economically under the Chinese administration.