At least 90 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

2015-11-22 11:32


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Yangon - At least 90 people have died in a huge landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, officials said on Sunday.

Search teams continued to find bodies in one of the deadliest disasters to strike the country's shadowy jade industry.

"We found 79 dead bodies on November 21 (and) 11 today so the total so far is 90," said Nilar Myint, an official from the local administrative authorities in Hpakant, northern Kachin state.

The search operation is ongoing.

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