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Scientist missing on NW China glacier

(Xinhua)

13:13, August 19, 2011

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers are still searching for a young scientist who went missing on a glacier in northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the Chinese Academy of Sciences said on Friday.

The scientist, Lin Shubiao, 29, was reported missing on July 28 while he was leading a team that was building an automatic weather station on a glacier of Mount Muztagata, the academy said.

A 29-member rescue team, including 10 professional climbers, have failed to find Lin after searching for seven and a half days.

Lin is the deputy director of an observation station on the mountain for the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, which is part of the academy.

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