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Landslide Toll Reaches 47; 30 Others Missing

November 25, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Work crews dug more bodies from a pile of rock and mud left by a landslide at a condemned Colombian mine, bringing the death toll to 47. An official said there was no hope of finding survivors.

More than 30 victims were still believed buried in the hillside, which caved in and swept over about 200 people who were searching for gold Thursday at the mine, located in Filadelfia, about 120 miles west of Bogota, the capital.

Authorities outlawed mining there this year over safety concerns, but prospectors still mine there.

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