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More than 50 feared killed in landslide at Myanmar jade mine: Police

AFP
Published Apr 23, 2019, 4:36 pm IST
Updated Apr 23, 2019, 4:37 pm IST
'Fifty-four people are missing in the mud,' a duty officer from the Hpakant police station in Kachin told AFP.
Dozens are feared dead after a landslide in northern Myanmar's Kachin state engulfed jade miners. (File/ Representational image)
 Dozens are feared dead after a landslide in northern Myanmar's Kachin state engulfed jade miners. (File/ Representational image)

Yangon: Dozens are feared dead after a landslide in northern Myanmar's Kachin state engulfed jade miners while they were sleeping, local police said Tuesday, the latest accident in a notoriously dangerous industry.

"Fifty-four people are missing in the mud," a duty officer from the Hpakant police station in Kachin told AFP, adding that "there's no way they (the missing) could have survived."

 

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