In Myanmar, Landslide at Jade Mine Kills More Than 160 People

Jannie Delucca

YANGON, Myanmar—At the very least 162 persons have been located useless following heavy rains brought on a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the deadliest accident that the mainly unregulated field has seen in many years.

Myanmar is the world’s greatest producer of jade, a cherished environmentally friendly gemstone mined pretty much completely for export to neighboring China. The multibillion-dollar field has been linked to many years of corruption, poor labor problems and human-legal rights abuses, according to human-legal rights organizations.

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