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Landslide sweeps through jade mine in northern Myanmar, killing at least 160 people
Updated: 2020-07-03 10:00:51 KST
A deadly landslide occurred at a jade mine in Myanmar on Thursday evening, killing at least 160 people..
It was triggered by heavy rain and swept through the site in the jade-rich area in the northern part of Hpakant.
The Myanmar Fire Department said 162 bodies have been recovered, while another 54 wounded have been sent to hospitals.
It warned the death toll is expected to rise, but heavy rainfall is hindering rescue efforts.
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