7 dead, 21 missing following tragic mudslide incident in China
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7 dead, 21 missing following tragic mudslide incident in China

Beijing : China | Jul 31, 2012 at 11:06 AM PDT
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In China, huge mudslide caused by recent torrential rains leaves at least 7 dead, 21 missing. The incident occurred in a remote iron ore mine Tuesday close to China – Kazakhstan border while near Araltobe Township.

According to the details, rescue workers had to rush to the said mine Tuesday where torrential rains reportedly triggered huge mudslide. The task the rescue workers had at their hands was to free at least 21 people, feared buried underneath thousands of cubic meters; of sluggish mud and debris.

The tragic incident left as many as seven mine workers dead at the scene, said authorities; their bodies were recovered from the debris. Mud caused by heavy rainfalls reportedly covered as much area as about 500 meters long, 60 meters wide. Poor workers ended up buried under the mud up to six meters deep, conveyed local authorities.

Equipped with life detecting devices, the rescue workers struggled to locate 21 others who were still missing. Sniffer dogs would also be seen at the accident site, helping rescue crew find the missing ones.

Meanwhile, floods and landslides in other Chinese cities and towns have claimed nearly 77 lives over the past few weeks. Several people have been reported missing in the capital Beijing alone.

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A mudslide incident killed 7 workers in the Xinyuan County. Rescue teams remained busy Tuesday in search of another 21, buried under mud and debris in northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Chinese Region.
NadeemIftekhar is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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