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Rescuers find 59 bodies after Tibet landslide - Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Rescue teams have found 59 dead bodies at the site a massive landslide in Tibet and two dozen more workers are still feared buried in the rubble, Chinese state media said on Tuesday. Tonnes of rock, mud and debris engulfed a miners' camp on Friday in Maizhokunggar County where China Gold International Resources Corp Ltd operates its Jiama mine. Emergency workers and other miners spent the weekend digging through the landslide which was up to 50 metres deep in parts.

Chance of survivors "slim" in Tibet landslide search

A huge search and rescue operation Saturday failed to locate any survivors, more than a day after a giant landslide in Tibet buried 83 mine workers under two million cubic metres of earth. One rescue worker described the chance of survivors being found as "slim", while an emergency response team attempted to prevent a secondary disaster. A three-kilometre (two-mile) section of land buried the copper mine workers' camp in Maizhokunggar county, east of Tibetan capital Lhasa, at 6:00 am on Friday (2200 GMT Thursday).
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