Northern prospector killed by landslide

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One man was killed and another injured by a landslide in Bac Kan Province on Tuesday while illegally digging for gold.

Local police say the operation consisted of six gold diggers, all locals.

Nong Van Khanh was killed on the spot while Nong Van Huong was rushed to the provincial hospital.

Many illegal gold mines are operating in the province but local authorities have failed to devise an effective means of curbing the business. 

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