Volunteers bury bodies of miners in a mass grave as relatives look on during a funeral ceremony near Hpakant in Kachin state.Photo: AFP Volunteers bury bodies of miners in a mass grave as relatives look on during a funeral ceremony near Hpakant in Kachin state.Photo: AFP
Volunteers bury bodies of miners in a mass grave as relatives look on during a funeral ceremony near Hpakant in Kachin state.Photo: AFP

Pressure mounts on Myanmar to act on deadly jade mining industry after landslide killed almost 300 people

  • The industry, fuelled by China’s insatiable demand for the gemstones, is notoriously dangerous and corrupt
  • With nearby Shan state pumping out cheap heroin and meth, there has also been an explosion in drug use in recent years

Topic |   Myanmar
Volunteers bury bodies of miners in a mass grave as relatives look on during a funeral ceremony near Hpakant in Kachin state.Photo: AFP Volunteers bury bodies of miners in a mass grave as relatives look on during a funeral ceremony near Hpakant in Kachin state.Photo: AFP
Volunteers bury bodies of miners in a mass grave as relatives look on during a funeral ceremony near Hpakant in Kachin state.Photo: AFP
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