- At least 75 people in northern Myanmar was killed by a landslide. Which took place near a jade mine. Most victims are probably people in mountain garbage were searching for small pieces of gemstone.
The mountain has collapsed Saturday afternoon. An eyewitness tells the BBC that there seem to be among the waste taken away. According to the authorities so far 75 bodies have been recovered. Over a hundred people were still missing. Causing the landslide occurred is unclear.
Many jade is mined in the state of Kachin. There are gems found the best quality. The working conditions in the mines, however, are poor and the population does not benefit from the billion revenue from the jade industry in Myanmar.