Scores killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide

A landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar has killed at least 90 people. More than 100 are still missing. Victims were thought to have been scavenging through mining waste to make a modest living.

Most of the missing after a landslide in Myanmar are villagers who were sifting through a mountain of tailings and waste, a local community leader said on Sunday. At least 90 people died in the landslide, according to officials.

Lamai Gum Ja, a community leader and businessman, said the slide occurred Saturday afternoon in Hpakant in Kachin state.
It crushed dozens of huts clustered on the barren landscape, where an unknown number of itinerant workers had made their homes.

 

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