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Dozens feared missing after landslide at Myanmar jade mine

 Reuters/Updated: Dec 22, 2021, 09:52 IST

 

Dozens of people are feared missing after a landslide early on Wednesday at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, according to a civil society group and media reports.

 

The landslide in the Hpakant area of Kachin State happened at around 4 am local time and there were fears about 80 people had been swept into a lake by mining waste, an official at the Kachin Network Development Foundation, a civil society group, told Reuters.

 

The Mizzima news portal also reported dozens appeared to be missing in the landslide.

 

(Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/dozens-feared-missing-after-landslide-at-myanmar-jade-mine/articleshow/88424519.cms