Chinese soldiers shoot Tibetans crossing into Nepal

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

At around 10:30 am on September 30 Chinese soldiers opened fire on people crossing from Tibet to Nepal killing at least two. Mountaineers and Sherpas in Nepal witnessed the event.

There has been no official Chinese comment on the event.

About 70 refugees were crossing the Nangpa Pass seeking a religious education in Nepal.

Kelsan Namtso, a 17 year old nun leading the children, and a 13 year old boy were killed. British climber Steve Lawes said that he saw a body being left there 28 hours before it was collected.