YANGON (Xinhua) – A massive landslide has killed at least 15 people with 45 others injured in Hpakant mining region, Myanmar’s northern Kachin state. The landslide occurred when the pit wall of a disused jade mining site owned by Mahar Asa Pahtama Company collapsed Saturday afternoon, burying jade scavengers. Search and rescue operations were underway by the local authorities.
Death toll in N. Myanmar landslide
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