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Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 16:59
Myanmar Jade Mine Landslide Kills Over A Dozen, More Than 100 Buried
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Rescue efforts are underway in Myanmar’s jade-producing area after a landslide killed at least 12 people with fears that there may be as many as 100 others buried under the rubble.

At least 13 people have been killed by a landslide in Myanmar’s northern jade-mining region that left dozens missing, foreign media reports.

The jade industry in Myanmar is dominated by companies linked to leaders of the previous military government, ethnic rebels and businessmen with close connections to the former junta.

A civilian administration took power this year for the first time in decades.

Jade production in Myanmar was worth around $31bn in 2014, according to environmental advocacy group Global Witness.

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