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Mar 30, 2013 at 11:55am IST

Tibet: 83 mining workers buried alive in landslide

Lhasa: As many as 83 workers were buried alive Friday when a major landslide hit a mining area in China's Tibet region, authorities said. The accident occurred at about 6 am in the capital Lhasa's Maizhokunggar county, Xinhua reported.

The affected area of the landslide, caused by natural disasters, is spread over three kilometres, with about 2 million cubic metres of mud, rock and debris, said an official of the local government.

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Over 1,000 rescuers, including police, firefighters and medical personnel, were working at the site, located at an altitude of 4,600 metres.

Tibet: 83 mining workers buried in landslide

Over 1,000 rescuers, including police, firefighters and medical personnel, were working at the site, located at an altitude of 4,600 metres.

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