The landslide within the Hpakant space of Kachin state occurred at round 4 a.m. native time and there have been fears that about 80 folks had been swept right into a lake by mining waste, an official on the Kachin Network Development Foundation mentioned.
“Authorities arrived at the site around 7 a.m. and are conducting the search,” Dashi Naw Lawn, an official on the civil society group mentioned by phone, including no our bodies had but been discovered.
The Mizzima information portal and Khit Thit media additionally reported dozens seemed to be missing within the incident in Hpakant, which is the middle of Myanmar’s secretive jade trade. In one other landslide final weekend, media reported no less than six folks died.
Deadly landslides and different accidents are frequent within the poorly regulated mines of Hpakant, which draw impoverished employees from throughout Myanmar seeking gems largely for export to China.