More than 50 feared killed in Myanmar | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 24, 2019

JADE MINE COLLAPSE

More than 50 feared killed in Myanmar

More than 50 people were feared dead after a landslide in northern Myanmar engulfed jade miners while they were sleeping, local police said yesterday, the latest deadly accident in a notoriously dangerous industry.

Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining, a poorly regulated industry rife with corruption and sandwiched between the country’s borders with China and India.

Local police described a freak accident in Kachin state on Monday night so big it created a huge “mud lake” that buried the miners as well as some 40 vehicles.

Only two bodies had been recovered so far.

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