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8 bodies found after landslide in Myanmar's mining region

Staff Writer |
Eight bodies out of 27 missing people have been recovered following Tuesday's landslide in Hpakant mining region in Myanmar's Kachin state, the local Myanmar Alin reported Friday.

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Seven bodies were collected by their family members and one unidentified person was cremated with the help of a local social charity group.

The massive landslide occurred due to the collapse of a 91.4-meter high pit wall of an unused jade mining site owned by Ayeyar Yadanar Company in Seik Mu village in the township early morning on Tuesday.

Search and rescue operations have been carefully taken as the area is difficult to reach for excavators.

A similar massive landslide occurred in San-Khar village and Lone-Khin village in the region on July 14, killing at least 17 jade scavengers with 43 others injured.

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