Dozens feared missing after landslide at Myanmar jade mine

  |  Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 |  4:54 pm

Dozens of people are feared missing after a landslide early on Wednesday at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, according to a civil society group and media reports.

The landslide in the Hpakant area of Kachin State happened at around 4 am local time and there were fears about 80 people had been swept into a lake by mining waste, an official at the Kachin Network Development Foundation, a civil society group, said.

The Mizzima news portal also reported dozens appeared to be missing in the landslide, reports Reuters.