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Myanmar: dozens die in jade mine landslide

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Myanmar: dozens die in jade mine landslide


A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar has killed at least 90 people.

It is reported those who died were climbing on waste material, prospecting for fragments of discarded jade.

It is feared more than 100 people are missing.Dozens of huts at the site were also buried.

The state of Kachin, where the tragedy has happened, produces some of the highest-quality jade in the world.

Communications with the northern area of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, are patchy and details are difficult to confirm.

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