One body found in Tibet slide
- Published: 30 Mar 2013 at 21.14
- Online news:
BEIJING — Rescuers digging for victims of a massive landslide at a gold mining site in mountainous Tibet found one body on Saturday, a day after 83 workers were buried in the disaster. The fate of the other victims was unknown.
The workers were buried early Friday when about 2 million cubic metres of mud, rock and debris swept through the mine in Gyama village in Maizhokunggar county and covered an area measuring around four square kilometres.
More than 3,000 rescuers equipped with sniffer dogs and excavators were scouring the high-altitude area on Saturday, but search efforts were slowed after snow started to fall in the afternoon, the Xinhua News Agency said.
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