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February 12, 2017
Myanmar jade mine landslide kills 9: official
Yangon (AFP) Feb 11, 2017
A landslide in northern Myanmar's jade mining region has killed 9 people, a local official said Saturday, the latest fatal incident to strike the shadowy billion-dollar industry. The men were believed to be searching for jade in Kachin state when a wall of unstable earth collapsed late Thursday night. Five bodies were found buried beneath the rubble on Thursday and three more were found on Friday, said Kyaw Swar Aung, the administrator of Hpakant - the heart of Myanmar's jade-producing region. ... read more

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