WORLD At least 18 feared dead in massive landslide in Myanmar's northernmost state

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At least 18 feared dead in massive landslide in Myanmar's northernmost state

Xinhua

15:04, July 28, 2019

YANGON, July 28 (Xinhua) -- At least 13 people were killed by a massive landslide which hit a jade mine in Hpakant township, Myanmar's northernmost Kachin state, on Sunday, a local official said.

The incident occurred due to the collapse of the cliff wall at a suspended jade mine near Kayin Chaung village in Hpakant, killing company staff and security personnel at 2:00 p.m. local time, the official from the township general administration department told Xinhua.

So far, Rescuers have found 13 bodies and five were still missing, the department official added.

Two security personnel were rescued and were hospitalized.

Search for the missing was underway by local authorities.  


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