Rescuer workers attempting to locate survivors after a landslide at a jade mine in Hpakant, Kachin state, Myanmar. Photo: AFPRescuer workers attempting to locate survivors after a landslide at a jade mine in Hpakant, Kachin state, Myanmar. Photo: AFP
Rescuer workers attempting to locate survivors after a landslide at a jade mine in Hpakant, Kachin state, Myanmar. Photo: AFP

Myanmar jade mine landslide leaves over 160 dead after mining waste heap collapse

  • The miners were collecting stones in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state when a ‘muddy wave’ crashed onto them
  • Myanmar mostly exports jade to China, with official sales worth US$750 million in 2016-17, attracting many informal miners

Topic |   Myanmar
Rescuer workers attempting to locate survivors after a landslide at a jade mine in Hpakant, Kachin state, Myanmar. Photo: AFPRescuer workers attempting to locate survivors after a landslide at a jade mine in Hpakant, Kachin state, Myanmar. Photo: AFP
Rescuer workers attempting to locate survivors after a landslide at a jade mine in Hpakant, Kachin state, Myanmar. Photo: AFP
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