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Avalanche Kills Nine in Northwestern Tibet

An avalanche in northwestern Tibet buried at least nine people, scores of yaks and hundreds of sheep in sparsely populated Dungru Township in Ruthog County, Ngari prefecture, about 1,000 kilometers northwest of Lhasa, according to Chinese state media. China's official Xinhua News Agency is reporting that an 8-meter-deep mass of snow crashed down on the herders and their livestock on Sunday. The disaster struck a summer grazing area where six families reside. Tibet Radio said...

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