In this photo provided by Gangkyi.com, a fire burns during protests in Lhasa, China, Friday March 14, 2008. Protests led by Buddhist monks against Chinese rule in Tibet turned violent Friday, with shops and vehicles torched and gunshots echoing through the streets of the ancient capital, Lhasa. A radio report said two people had been killed. (AP Photo/Gangkyi.com) ** NO SALES **
BEIJING (AP) -- China's official news agency says the casualty toll from anti-Chinese riots in Tibet has risen to 19 dead and 623 injured.
Xinhua said Friday night that 18 civilians and one police officer were confirmed dead in the unrest a week ago in the Tibetan capital. The news agency said 241 police officers and 382 civilians were injured in Lhasa.