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Dozens feared missing after landslide at Myanmar jade mine

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(Reuters) – Dozens of people are feared missing after a landslide early on Wednesday at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, according to a civil society group and media reports. The landslide in the Hpakant area of Kachin State happened at around 4 am (2130 GMT on Tuesday) and there were fears that about 80 people had been swept into a lake by mining waste, an official at the Kachin Network Development Foundation said. “Authorities arrived at the site around 7 am and are conducting the search,” Dashi Naw Lawn, an official at the civil society group said by telephone, adding that no dead bodies ha…

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