Search continues for bodies of 2 men trapped in landslide

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Posted: Jun 05, 2016 6:47 PM

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A spokeswoman for the Mine Safety and Health Administration says workers are searching for the bodies of two men who were buried in mud and slush at a gravel pit in southern Mississippi.

Amy Louviere said work resumed Sunday morning at 9 a.m. She said the effort has changed from a rescue to a recovery operation.

Approximately 25 people are on site looking for the men.

The two men were operating heavy equipment for Green Brothers at a pit in Crystal Springs on Friday when they were completely buried in 10 to 12 feet of mud, slush and sluice.

Louviere said mine employees have built a road so a crane can access the area and lift out the buried equipment.

The names of the miners have not been released.

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This story has been corrected to fix the spelling of the Mine Safety and Health Administration, not Mining Safety and Health Administration.