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(LEAD) Rescuers locate 1 buried worker, presumed dead, at quarry – World News English

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YANGJU, South Korea, Jan. 29 (Yonhap) — Rescuers have located a worker who was buried in a quarry by a landslide on Saturday, but the worker is presumed dead, an official with the department of South Korea said. firefighters. Rescue operations are underway to find the remaining two buried workers.

The accident happened at 10:08 am when they were digging holes for demolition work at the quarry in Yangju, Gyeonggi province, according to authorities.

Seven bulldozers were mobilized to find the buried workers, but rescue operations were hampered by large amounts of soil.

Authorities said they will mobilize more bulldozers for rescue operations.

The quarry is run by Sampyo, a manufacturer of construction materials, including remicon and aggregates.

Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum ordered officials to do their best to rescue the buried workers.

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