Landslide kills at least 20 in Myanmar

At least 20 miners were killed and two others injured due to a recent landslide in Phakhant town, Myanmar’s northern state of Kachin, according to the country’s Ministry of Information on December 29.

The site of a landslide at a jade mine in Kachin State, Myanmar (Photo: The New York Times)

A 120 metre hill collapsed on December 28 at dump soil site near the jade mining area between Lonkhin village and Seitamu village.

It also buried one vehicle carrying waste - soil of a jade mine company.

Rescuing activities only started on December 29 because of fear of next probable landslide.


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