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One body found in Tibet landslide

Rescuers in Tibet have found one body after 83 workers were buried in a massive landslide at a gold mining site.

The fate of the other victims is unknown.

State media said the workers were buried on Friday when about 2.6 million cubic yards of mud, rock and debris swept through the mine and covered an area of around 1.5 square miles.

The official Xinhua News Agency said more than 3,000 rescuers are scouring the high-altitude, mountainous area of Lhasa's Maizhokunggar county, but search efforts were hampered when snow started to fall.

The miners worked for a subsidiary of the China National Gold Group, a state-owned enterprise and the country's largest gold producer.


From Belfast Telegraph