Avalanche kills at least 28 in Tibet

TIBET, China: At least twenty-eight people have been confirmed dead as of 5:30 pm Friday after an avalanche hit Nyingchi city in the Tibet autonomous region on Tuesday. The search and rescue work was finished. The accident occurred at around 7:50 pm, with police in Nyingchi’s Metog county receiving reports of an avalanche at the exit of a tunnel on a highway connecting Metog with Pad township, in Nyingchi’s Manling county, media reported. The regional authorities are responding to the accident, and monitoring and early warning measures have been inten-sified. The Nyingchi City Emergency Management Bureau on Wednesday said it is taking measures to attempt to prevent damage from secondary disasters.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item