A landslide at a jade mine in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township over the weekend has claimed at least 17 lives and injured dozens of others, with many more feared dead as search and rescue efforts continue.
A villager in Hpakant told DVB the death toll has risen to two as one of the patients at the hospital died.
Clean up from the devastating landslide in Hpakent is underway. Rescue workers had recovered 113 bodies by Monday 5pm (local time).
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