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The incident occurred around 6 a.m., Xinhua News Agency says

The landslide extends three kilometers, or almost two miles

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A landslide buried 83 workers in a mining area in the Tibet Autonomous Region on Friday morning, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing local authorities.

The incident occurred about 6 a.m. in Maizhokunggar County, east of Lhasa, the regional capital. The victims, including two Tibetans, were workers from Tibet Huatailong Mining Development Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the China National Gold Group Corp., the news agency said.

Rescuers have yet to find any survivors or bodies Saturday after a landslide that buried 83 workers at a gold mine in the Tibet Autonomous Region, reported Xinhua, the Chinese state-run news agency.