April 3, 2013
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Rescuers on Saturday headed to the disaster site to search through debris at a gold mine after a mudslide in the Gyama Valley in Tibet on Friday buried 83 people/ Photo:Color China Photo, via Associated Press

[By Edward Wong / The New York Times]

2 April 2013

BEIJING — One after another, the bodies have kept coming. By Tuesday, rescuers had pulled 54 dead miners from the snow-covered rubble. They expect to find more.

The miners had traveled to a valley on the roof of the world to work in what a state news agency described last year as “a mining miracle.” Now, the project in central Tibet has brought about one of the nation’s worst recent mining disasters. On Friday, an avalanche of rock and mud tumbled down the walls of the Gyama Valley and wiped out a mining camp, burying 83 people.(View full report)

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