Scores feared dead after landslide at Myanmar jade mine By Reuters

Scores feared dead after landslide at Myanmar jade mine By Reuters
2/2 Scores feared dead after landslide at Myanmar jade mine© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Rescue operation takes place after a landslide at a jade mine in the Hpakant area of Kachin State, Myanmar December 22, 2021. Myanmar Fire Services Department/Handout via REUTERS 2/2

By Wa Lone and John Geddie

(Reuters) -At least one person was killed and scores were missing after a landslide of dirt and rubble ripped down the waste heap of a Myanmar jade mine, sweeping workers searching for fragments of the gems into a lake and burying them under the debris.

Throngs of their families stood on bare, muddy banks on the shores of the lake, as rescue workers in hard hats and hi-vis jackets searched the water in boats after Wednesday’s accident, pictures posted on Facebook (NASDAQ:) by the fire department showed.

One body had been recovered from the scene before…

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