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Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Friday, July 11, 2003

3. 17 perish in Tibetan landslide

BEIJING, July 11, 2003 (AFP) - At least 17 workers were buried and are
presumed dead in a landslide on the Sichuan-Tibet highway, a major road that
connects southwestern China with the Himalayan plateau, state media reported

Two workers were rescued from the slide which occurred Wednesday night on
the Selila mountain section of the highway, Xinhua news agency reported.

Five of the victims were native Tibetans, while the others were from other
regions around China, it said.

Rescuers were continuing to search for the bodies of the missing workers.

Articles in this Issue:
  1. Top of His Game
  2. TYC drama competition focuses on present Tibetan tragedy
  3. 17 perish in Tibetan landslide
  4. Peruvian first lady calls on Dalai Lama
  5. The first lady of Peru in Dharamsala
  6. Planning Commission formally launched

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