Traditional jade miners floating and missing in lake caused by landslide searched, rescued
Nay Pyi Taw July 2
A terrible landslide happened from the place with an earthen crack about 500 feet high at the mining site of Yadana Kyei Company near Whaykha Village, Seikmu Villagetract in Hpakant Township in Kachin State at about 7.45 am today. As such, loose soil fell into the lake in the block of the suspended company, causing waves which hit traditional jade miners. In the incident, traditional jade miners went missing and floating in the waves.
Tatmadaw members of local military unit, member of Myanmar Police Force, village officials, members of social organizations and members of fire brigade searched 161 dead bodies and rescued 31 injured persons of traditional minerstill 7.30 pm today. They continue search and rescue for traditional jade miners.