Saturday, March 30, 2013

China: Tibet Gold Miners Buried Under Rock

A landslide has crashed down a Tibet mountainside and buried 83 workers in a gold-mining area, according to Chinese state media.

A vast three kilometre long section of land, with a volume of two million cubic metres, slid down a slope and buried the workers' camp in Maizhokunggar county, east of the Tibetan capital Lhasa.

Some 1,000 police, firefighters and doctors were sent to the disaster site, at an altitude of 4,600 metres, the official Xinhua agency said.