Hpakant Landslide: At Least 13 Jade Mine Workers, Security Guards Killed

29 July 2019
2019-07-29 14:29

At least 13 jade mine workers and security guards were killed in a landslide in Hpakant Township of Kachin State on Sunday as rescuers frantically searched for more victims. Heavy rains pounded the area over the last week - the search for those missing is ongoing.

Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining in the state. The deadly landslide is the latest to hit Hpakant. In April, more than 54 people were killed when a massive landslide buried workers along with dozens of vehicles.

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