More than 110 killed, 200 trapped in a jade mine accident in Myanmar

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At least 113 people were killed, and around 200 others are trapped after a jade mine collapsed in Hpakant, northern Myanmar on Thursday, local media reported.
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At least 113 people were killed, and around 200 others are trapped after a jade mine collapsed in Hpakant, northern Myanmar on Thursday, local media reported.

The incident happened at around 6:30 a.m. local time.

The miners were collecting stones when a "muddy wave" caused by heavy rain buried them, the fire service said in a Facebook post.

The search and rescue operation is still underway.

Deadly landslides are frequent in Kachin state, known as land of jade, especially in Hpakant mining region. Many locals make living by jade scavenging in the region and most of the landslides are caused by the partial collapse of tailings heaps and dams.

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