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Aljazeera   02 July 2020   Myanmar   Kachin  
<p>At least 50 people have died after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, according to officials.<br />The incident took place early on Thursday in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state after a bout of heavy rainfall, the Myanmar Fire Services ...
Myanmar Times   25 October 2017   Myanmar   Mount Popa  
<p>Mount Popa is not likely to erupt, but a tragedy can still occur if the problems that led to a landslide last week are not addressed, experts who conducted investigation in the area warned on Tuesday. <br />Dr Soe Moe Kyaw Win with the Myanmar Geosciences ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
<p>At least 12 people have died in a landslide Tuesday in northern Myanmar&rsquo;s jade mining region. The tragedy hit Kachin state&rsquo;s Hpakant town just five months after a similar incident there left dozens of people missing.</p>
Filed under: Mining News   06 May 2016   Myanmar   Hpakant Township  
<p>At least 14 people have been confirmed dead and dozens are feared missing after a landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar&rsquo;s restive Kachin State.</p> <p>A local police officer told Anadolu Agency on Friday that the accident occurred when a 300 foot cliff ...
The Huffington Post   26 December 2015   Myanmar   Hpakant  
<p>YANGON, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Dozens of people were feared dead in Myanmar after a landslide hit a jade mining region, workers at a local mining firm said, the second such incident in just over a month.<br />The landslide took place on Friday in Hpakant in ...   22 November 2015   Myanmar   Hpakant  
<p>At least 90 people have been killed in a huge landslide while searching for precious jade in a remote mining area of northern Myanmar, officials say. "We found 79 dead bodies on November 21 (and) 11 today so the total so far is 90," said Nilar Myint, an ...