March 30, 2013
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[AFP]

BEIJING:  A huge landslide came crashing down a mountainside in Tibet on Friday, burying 83 workers in a gold mining area, Chinese state-run media said. A vast three-kilometre-long section of land, with a volume of two million cubic metres, slid down a slope and buried the workers’ camp in Maizhokunggar county, east of the Tibetan capital Lhasa, the official Xinhua news agency said.

A total of 1,000 police, firefighters and doctors were sent to the disaster site, at an altitude of 4,600 metres, the agency said, with 200 vehicles and 15 dogs, and sets of life-detecting equipment. (View full report)

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