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Three dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

An unknown number of miners are missing after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Hpakant town in Kachin state on Tuesday evening, a local police officer said.

The landslide is believed to have occurred when debris heaped beside the mine collapsed after it was loosened by heavy rains.

A local police official said three bodies had now been recovered -- two men and a woman. “We are still trying to search for others but there is a lot of rubble. We don’t know how many people are missing,” he said, requesting anonymity.

“Rescue teams are using hoes to search for the missing people. We don’t have a list of people who are working... they are transient workers... whenever an accident happens, it’s difficult to get exact
figures.”
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