Articles tagged "myanmar landslide"

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Jade mine landslide kills more than 170 people, Myanmar

A landslide caused by heavy rain struck a jade mine in Myanmar's Kachin state on Thursday morning, July 2, 2020, killing more than 170 miners. Local officials said the death toll is expected to rise. "The jade miners were smothered by a wave of mud, which...

July 03, 2020

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Very large landslide hits Myanmar's Mon State

A large landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains hit southern Myanmar on August 9, 2019, burying 10 houses and leaving at least 15 people dead. At least 30 others are missing. According to Myanmar Fire Services Department, the landslide took place as the mountainside...

August 09, 2019

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Deadly landslide hits Phakant Township, Kachin State, Myanmar

Six people have been killed Friday, June 22, 2018, after heavy monsoon rains caused floods and landslides in Phakant Township of Kachin State, Myanmar. According to government sources, the landslides occurred near Pantin Bridge, Maw-wan Ward, beside No. 1 Main road....

June 23, 2018


Another landslide in Hpakant jade mine leaves over 200 missing, Myanmar

Another deadly landslide has hit Myanmar's jade-rich Hpakant region on May 23, 2016, leaving as many as 200 workers buried under tailings. 14 bodies were found under the rubble as of late May 24. The latest in a series of deadly disasters occurred around 20:15...

May 25, 2016


At least 13 killed in landslide of mining waste in Hpakant, Myanmar

Another landslide of jade mining waste occurred this week in northern Myanmar. The disaster claimed lives of at least 13 people. More are believed to be buried under the waste. The slide occurred late Thursday, May 5, in Hpakant, the center of Myanmar's...

May 06, 2016


Another landslide hits the jade mining region in the Kachin State, Myanmar

Another landslide hit the Hpakant jade mining region in the Kachin State, Myanmar on January 25, 2016. The number of missing people is not known yet, and local authorities are currently engaged in a search and rescue operation in the area. The latest landslide is...

January 26, 2016


New landslide hits Myanmar's jade mine in Hpakant, dozens feared missing

A new landslide hit jade mining region in Hpakant, Myanmar on December 25, 2015, leaving, according to witnesses, as many as 50 people missing. Nilar Mying, an official from Hpakant Administrative Office, said for AFP that the rescue process has started. "We...

December 26, 2015


Massive landslide in Myanmar kills at least 90 people, more than 100 missing

A massive landslide near a jade mine in the state of Kachin, northern Myanmar killed at least 90 people and left more than 100 missing on November 21, 2015. Most of them were scavengers sifting through a huge mountain of tailings and waste in the hope of finding...

November 22, 2015