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China Gold Tibet Mine Rescue Suspended as Death Toll Rises to 36

Rescuers suspended work at the site of a landslide that buried 83 people at a copper mine in Tibet owned by China Gold International Resources Corp. on safety concerns, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Thirty-six bodies have been recovered from the mine site after the landslide struck a workers’ camp at the Jiama copper mine in Maizhokunggar county, approximately 68 kilometers (42 miles) from the regional capital Lhasa, at about 6 a.m. on March 29, according to Xinhua. Rescue work was suspended yesterday after four fissures with lengths of more than 600 meters were found at the site, posing risks of a subsequent landslide, Xinhua reported.