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Landslide in Tibet traps 83 miners, buries workers' camp

Rescuers search for survivors at the site of a landslide in a mining area in Maizhokunggar County, Tibet Autonomous Region, March 30, 2013.
Rescuers search for survivors at the site of a landslide in a mining area in Maizhokunggar County, Tibet Autonomous Region, March 30, 2013.China Daily / Reuters

Rescuers worked on Saturday to reach 83 workers trapped by a landslide in a mining area of Tibet, China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

The landslide, over an area of about 3 km, struck in Maizhokunggar County on Friday, Xinhua said.

It buried the camp of the workers, who were employed by Tibet Huatailong Mining Development Co Ltd, according to the report.

There was no immediate word on any deaths or injuries.