March 30, 2013. Large landslide, which occurred in a mountainous area of the Tibet Autonomous Region on Friday morning, buried under a mountain of sand 83 workers, reported to the local authorities. The accident happened at about six in the morning local time, near Lhasa, the capital of the region. The victims were workers of the coal company.
More than a thousand rescue workers, police and health professionals working in the area. The site is located in State of Tibet at 4600 meters elevation.
Villagers who live nearby, they say that landslide happened suddenly, sliding rock formations and covering work camp in the early morning. The blow was so strong that a large excavator was cut into two parts. Under the rubble and remains five excavators, five pickups and SUVs.
To search for survivors used about two hundred vehicles, special equipment, fifteen dogs and motion detectors. The official spokesman said that the search for survivors is complicated by the size of the area of disaster. The land on which it operates company, covers a total area of 144 square kilometers and is located at an altitude of 4,000 to 5,407 meters, the chairman of the board of directors of the coal company.