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Myanmar: dozens feared missing after landslide at jade mine

At least one person has died and up to 100 more could have been swept into a lake in the latest incident to strike the notoriously dangerous industry

At least one person is dead and dozens more are missing after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, a member of a rescue team has said.

The landslide in the Hpakant area of Kachin state happened at around 4am on Wednesday, local time, and there were fears up to 100 people were missing. Ko Nyi, a member of a rescue team, said: “We’ve sent 25 injured people to hospital while we’ve found one dead.”

Reuters and Agence France-Presse contributed to this report

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