Illegal scavengers are often tolerated by Myanmar’s big jade mining companies once the machines fall silent. Photo: Reuters

Man scavenging for jade shot dead by security guard at Myanmar mine, triggering uproar and arson

  • The victim was a mine worker hoping to supplement his income by searching for jade fragments to sell – a common practice that is typically allowed
  • About 400 fellow scavengers working in the area reacted angrily to the incident by burning a car and a building on site
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Illegal scavengers are often tolerated by Myanmar’s big jade mining companies once the machines fall silent. Photo: Reuters
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