Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills more than 100 people


The authorities in Myanmar say more than 100 people have been killed in a landslide at a jade mine. Officials in Cochin States say there had been heavy rain in the area and the miners were buried in a wave of mud. Rescue efforts are continuing. Jonathan head for reports, The video taken from the hills above shows a landslide pouring into the pit lake, churning up the blue green water. A moment later, the lake empties is its side collapses the water thundering into the valley below. Thousands of poor workers from all over Myanmar are attracted to these jade mines, which are believed to generate billions of dollars a year for mining companies. The hills have been denuded of trees. And carved into a bleak landscape of ban mud slopes.

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