Avalanche Kills Dozens In China

At least 56 people died in an avalanche in western China, a Chinese news agency said Friday.

The official China News Service said 54 people were injured in the avalanche Sunday.

Tons of snow fell 990 feet onto highways linking the two western Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Tibet.

More than 500 people and over 20 vehicles were buried. It took more than 1,000 police and soldiers and five days to reach them all, the news agency said.

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