Rescue teams search for missing people at the jade mining accident in Hpakant, Kachin State, northern Myanmar. Photo: EPA
Rescue teams search for missing people at the jade mining accident in Hpakant, Kachin State, northern Myanmar. Photo: EPA
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Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills one, leaves dozens missing

  • Rescuers say more than 70 people are missing and one body has been found at the Hpakant mine close to the Chinese border in Kachin state
  • China’s highly coveted gem is mined in unsafe conditions and uses low-paid migrant workers, scores of whom die every year

Topic |   Myanmar
Rescue teams search for missing people at the jade mining accident in Hpakant, Kachin State, northern Myanmar. Photo: EPA
Rescue teams search for missing people at the jade mining accident in Hpakant, Kachin State, northern Myanmar. Photo: EPA
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