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The landslide inundated a jade mine in Myanmar, more than 50 people are still missing

As a result of landslide in the province of Kachin state in Northern Myanmar was inundated mine of jade, the BBC reports. Dozens of people found to be missing, there is a real fear for their lives.

At the scene conducted a search and rescue operation. Rescuers found the bodies of five people, more than 50 miners are still missing.

In November in the same area victims of the landslide were more than a hundred people.

Jade plays a major role in the income of Myanmar. According to some reports, in 2014, the country has sold this material in the amount of 31 billion dollars, representing half of the GDP of the state.

About 90% of the world production of jade in Myanmar have.




The landslide inundated a jade mine in Myanmar, more than 50 people are still missing 26.12.2015

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