China

Landslide in Tibet Traps 83 Miners

Workers with a gold company

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Chinese state media say a large landslide Friday trapped 83 workers in a gold mining area in Tibet.

China Central Television cited a local official as saying the landslide occurred early in the morning and covered around 4 square kilometers (1.5 square miles) in the Maizhokunggar county of Lhasa, the regional capital.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the workers were from a subsidiary of the China National Gold Group Corp.