59 bodies found after Tibet landslide

2013-04-02 22:39
Rescuers search through rocks and debris after a landslide in Tibet. (Picture: AP)

Rescuers search through rocks and debris after a landslide in Tibet. (Picture: AP)

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Beijing - Rescue teams have found 59 dead bodies at the site of a massive landslide in Tibet and two dozen more workers are still feared buried in the rubble, Xinhua, Chinese state media said on Tuesday.

Tons of rock, mud and debris engulfed a miners' camp on Friday in Maizhokunggar County where China Gold International Resources operates its Jiama mine.

Emergency workers and other miners spent the weekend digging through the landslide, which was up to 50m deep in parts.

Rescuers had to suspend their search for any survivors on Monday after large cracks were found in hills above the site, raising fears of more landslides, Xinhua said.

China Gold International Resources, which is listed in Toronto and Hong Kong, has two operating mines and last week forecast 2013 production of more than 12 million kilograms of copper at Jiama.

Its shares were largely flat on Tuesday after falling almost 16% on Monday.

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