Woman dead after setting herself alight in Vietnam: report

May 23, 2014 1:06 PM

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HANOI, Vietnam -- A 67-year-old Vietnamese woman died after setting herself on fire in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on Friday in protest against China's deployment of an oil rig in waters claimed by Hanoi, state media reported.

The woman self-immolated in front Reunification Palace around 6 a.m., Thanh Nien newspaper reported.

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