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In China, an avalanche killed 15 people

March 17 2008

The fate of 15 workers who went missing as a result of avalanches in the town Gotszygou in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (Northwest China), remained unknown. The tragedy occurred on 13 March in a tunnel under construction pipeline in the state project of transporting natural gas, "West-East".

As specified in the headquarters of the search and rescue operations during an incident in the tunnel and several were 22 workers, 6 of them were rescued, found the body of one victim. The remaining 15 people buried under snow and unaccounted for. Involved in the rescue operation doctors do not lose hope of finding them alive, reports Xinhua.

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