Myanmar landslide: more than 50 jade miners feared dead in ‘mudlake’
Mud filter collapsed at Hpakant in Kachin State, causing landslide that hit miners’ sleeping quarters
At least 54 jade miners in Myanmar are feared to have died after they were engulfed by a landslide “mud lake” as they slept.
In one of the worst disasters to hit Myanmar’s notoriously treacherous jade mining industry, a mud filter collapsed at a mine in Hpakant in Myanmar’s Kachin State on late Monday night, causing a landslide that hit the miners’ sleeping quarters. It buried the sleeping men and 40 pieces of heavy machinery.