• Only 3 missing in Myanmar mine landslide — officials


    YANGON: Rescuers in northern Myanmar Sunday said they were confident only a handful of people are missing in a jade mine landslide, refuting local reports that as many as 50 might have been buried. A wall of rocks, mud and debris careered down a hillside on Friday afternoon in Hpakant, Kachin State, the war-torn area that is the epicenter of Myanmar’s secretive billion dollar jade industry. More than 100 people were killed in the same area in a landslide last month and locals feared dozens of workers might be buried in the latest accident. But officials involved in the rescue said they had only been notified of a handful of missing people and have yet to recover any bodies.



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