One dead, dozens missing after landslide at Myanmar jade mine

Ko Nyi, a member of the rescue team, told the AFP news agency that “about 70-100 people are missing in a that happened around 4 am” on Wednesday at the Hpakant in Kachin state, Al-Jazeera reported.

“We’ve sent 25 people to the while we’ve found one dead.”

About 200 rescuers were searching to recover bodies, and some were using boats to search for the dead in a nearby lake, he added.

A photo posted on social media by a local said he was at the scene showed dozens of people standing on the edge of the lake, with some launching boats into the water.

Local outlet Kachin News Group said 20 miners had been killed in the landslide.

’s services said its personnel from Hpakant and the nearby town of Lone Khin were involved in the rescue effort but gave no figures of dead or missing.

Last year heavy rainfall triggered a massive landslide in Hpakant – the of Myanmar’s jade in Kachin state – that killed more than 170 people.


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