Agence France-PresseMarch 31, 2013 12:30
Hopes were fading Sunday that Chinese search and rescue teams would find survivors, two days after a huge landslide crashed down a Tibetan mountain and buried more than 80 mine workers.
Around 3,500 rescuers were searching for survivors and 300 pieces of large machinery had been mobilised, state media reported Sunday, with workers battling snow and altitude sickness.
Fifteen bodies were recovered Sunday, bringing the total to 17 after two were found Saturday, the Xinhua news agency said. That would leave 66 miners unaccounted for under two million cubic metres of earth.