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36 bodies found at Tibet landslide site

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-04-01 18:36

MAIZHOKUNGGAR - By Monday afternoon, rescuers had retrieved 36 bodies from the site of a massive landslide that buried 83 miners in Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region on Friday.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, more than 4,500 rescuers and 200 machines were working at the site to find the buried miners, said a spokesman with the rescue headquarters.

The landslide struck a workers' camp of the Jiama Copper Polymetallic Mine around 6 am on Friday, burying 83 workers and 11 pieces of machinery from Tibet Huatailong Mining Development Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Gold Group Corporation, the country's largest gold producer.

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