Eight Killed As Avalanche Hits Exit Of Tibet Highway Tunnel


Beijing: At least eight people were killed following an avalanche in the city of Nyingchi in the southwestern region of Tibet

Following this, the Chinese government has sent a team to oversee help in recovering bodies and the missing.

As per reports, the avalanche occurred on a section of road between Pai village in Mainling county and the exit of the Doxong La tunnel in Medog county at around 8 pm (1200 GMT) on Tuesday.

However, as of now, it is not clear how many people are missing.

China’s Ministry of Emergency Management also dispatched a working group to Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.

Located at an average elevation of around 3,100 metres (9,300 feet), Nyingchi is considered “the Switzerland of Tibet” by many tourist firms.

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