Scores buried in landslide in Tibetan mine area
March 29, 2013 -- Updated 1813 GMT (0213 HKT)
- The incident occurred around 6 a.m., Xinhua News Agency says
- The landslide extends three kilometers, or almost two miles
(CNN) -- A landslide buried 83 workers in a mining area in the Tibet Autonomous Region on Friday morning, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing local authorities.
The incident occurred about 6 a.m. in Maizhokunggar County, east of Lhasa, the regional capital. The victims, including two Tibetans, were workers from Tibet Huatailong Mining Development Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the China National Gold Group Corp., the news agency said.
The landslide extended three kilometers (almost two miles) and was made up of about 2 million cubic meters (2.6 million cubic yards) of mud, rock and other debris, the regional government said.
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