59 bodies found in the Tibet “3.29” mountain landslide disaster

By | April 3, 2013

According to Voice of China news report, on the fifth day of the Tibet “3.29” mountain landslide disaster, another twice mountain landslides happened in the site delaying the rescue job. The search and rescue personnels despite the severe conditions still managed to find additional 23 remains making the total number of death identified 59. With time passes, it is believed that the hope for life rescue is minimized.

Around at 6:00 AM on March 29, a landslide accident happened in Jiama mining area in Roxburgh Village, Tibet. It is reported that the mining area is under supervision of the China Gold Group Huatailong. The landslide is 3 kilometers in length involving land collapse of more than 2 million cubic meters. According to preliminary statistics, 83 workers (Tibetan 2, the rest are Han Chinese from Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan and other Mainland workers) were buried. It is believed when the natural landslide happened the 83 workers were sleeping in a work shed.

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