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Rescue Operations Continue In Tibet Landslide


Chinese rescue workers continue sifting through a landslide that roared down a mountain in Tibet burying scores of miners, although the chances of finding survivors are diminishing.

One body was rescued on March 30 and 82 remain missing.

Chinese media reported that some 3,500 rescuers are using more than 300 pieces of heavy equipment in the effort.

The landslide occured around 6 a.m. on March 29.

Rescuers are battling altitude sickness and poor weather conditions at the site.

In addition, Chinese media said officials are concerned about the possibility of more landslides in the area.

The miners worked for a subsidiary of the state-owned China National Gold Group corporation (CNGG).

Most were Han Chinese migrant workers from Yunnan, Guizhou, and Sichuan provinces.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP
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