Landslide buries 83 at major Tibet copper/gold mine

A landslide at a Chinese-run mine in Tibet trapped 83 workers, and after 28 hours rescuers have yet to find any survivors or recover bodies, the official Xinhua news agency reported today.

The chances of survival for those buried are slim as rescue efforts are hindered by the high altitude and low temperatures, Xinhua said. Two of those trapped are Tibetan and the rest are Han Chinese migrant workers from neighboring provinces of Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan.