120 people killed, many missing following Jade mine's collapse in MyanmarChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 2, 2020
The battered bodies of more than 120 jade miners were pulled from a sea of mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday after one of the worst accidents to hit the treacherous industry.
Tragedy Jade mine's collapse in Myanmar
The disaster struck after heavy rainfall pounded the open-cast mines, close to the Chinese border in Kachin state, where billions of dollars of jade is believed to be scoured each year from bare hillsides.
Scores "were smothered by a wave of mud," the Myanmar Fire Services Department said in a Facebook post.
Working throughout the day to pull bodies out, "the total death toll so far is 126," it said.
"Search and rescue process is still ongoing." ■