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50 killed in landslide at Myanmar mine

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Published: 07:29, 2 July 2020   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020
50 killed in landslide at Myanmar mine

At least 50 people have died after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar.

The country's fire service department and an information ministry official said on Thursday in a Facebook post.

The miners were collecting stones in the jade-rich Hpakantarea of Kachin state when a "muddy wave" caused by heavy rain buried them, the fire service said.

"Now in total 50 dead bodies," the post said. "We are still working on the rescue process."

Deadly landslides and other accidents are common in the poorly regulated mines of Hpakant.