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Myanmar: At least 160 dead after landslide at jade mine in Hpakant02:31

Myanmar: At least 160 dead after landslide at jade mine in Hpakant

Myanmar, Hpakant
July 2, 2020 at 17:43 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least 160 people were killed on Thursday after a massive landslide at a jade mine in the Hpakant township of Myanmar's Kachin State, triggered by heavy rainfall.

According to Myanmar's fire services department, 162 bodies were recovered by evening, with 54 injured people being transported to nearby hospitals, while it is unknown how many more people could still be missing beneath the mud and water.

The natural disaster is not the area's first. In 2015, a landslide in another Hpakant mine claimed the lives of 113 people.

Myanmar: At least 160 dead after landslide at jade mine in Hpakant02:31
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At least 160 people were killed on Thursday after a massive landslide at a jade mine in the Hpakant township of Myanmar's Kachin State, triggered by heavy rainfall.

According to Myanmar's fire services department, 162 bodies were recovered by evening, with 54 injured people being transported to nearby hospitals, while it is unknown how many more people could still be missing beneath the mud and water.

The natural disaster is not the area's first. In 2015, a landslide in another Hpakant mine claimed the lives of 113 people.

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