The Central Tibetan Administration quoted an eyewitness as saying Namlha Tsering, whose identity card shows him to be 48 years old, died in incident in Gansu's Xiahe County, administered as part of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
A man from the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
propaganda office said he had no information about the reported incident.
Nearly 1,300 people were missing after heavy rains and landslides created a torrent of mud and floodwaters that buried at least 300 low-rise homes and gouged chunks out of multi-storey concrete homes in Zhouqu County in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
in Gansu province.
Authorities in China's Gansu Province said Sunday at least 127 people are dead, 76 injured and nearly 2,000 more are missing after landslides triggered by torrential rains hit Zhouqu County in the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
shortly after midnight Saturday.
The monks are part of a group of 432 people who were being held in Gansu province, Mao Shengwu, acting chief of the province's Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
, was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.
Sangay Dolma, a 17-year-old nun, set herself on fire and died Sunday in a village in the Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Province; Kunchok Tsering, an 18-year-old man, did the same Monday in a town in the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
of Gansu Province; and Gonpo Tsering, a 24-year-old man did likewise in the prayer hall of a monastery in the same Gansu prefecture, the India-based Central Tibetan Administration said on its website.
With more rain forecast in the area over the next few days, this buildup could potentially lead to a repeat of Sunday's tragedy in Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
in Gansu Province,