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At least 90 dead in huge jade mine landslide in Myanmar, officials say   22 November 2015   Myanmar   Hpakant  

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 official from the local administrative authorities in Hpakant, northern Kachin state. Nilar Myint added that the rescue operation was ongoing.

The massive landslide crushed dozens of flimsy shanty huts clustered on the barren landscape, where an unknown number of itinerant workers had made their homes in the hope of finding precious stone.

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