Jade Mine Collapses in Burma Burying and Killing More Than 162 People in a Wave of Mud

On July 2, 2020 a deadly landslide descended on a jade mine in northern Myanmar.

According to first countings, at least 162 people were buried to death and 54 others gravely injured.

On July 2, 2020 a deadly landslide descended on a jade mine in northern Myanmar.

According to first countings, at least 162 people were buried to death and 54 others gravely injured.

‘No one could help’

Maung Khaing, a 38-year-old miner from the area, said he saw a towering pile of waste that looked on the verge of collapse and was about to take a picture when people began shouting “run, run!”

“Within a minute, all the people at the bottom [of the hill] just disappeared,” he told Reuters news agency by phone.

“I feel empty in my heart. I still have goosebumps … There were people stuck in the mud shouting for help, but no one could help them.“

Than Hlaing, a member of a local civil society group helping in the aftermath of the disaster, said those killed were informal workers scavenging the waste left by a larger mining company.

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