Last Updated: Monday, November 23, 2015

Myanmar landslide 2015: At least 104 die in jade mine landslide

Photo Source: BBC/Minzayar
At least 104 have died in a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar's northern Kachin State. Other 100 are still reported to be missing.

According to BBC, many of the dead are scavengers living on or near the waste dumps, who search through the debris in the hope of finding fragments of jade to sell. Jade mining attracts thousands of migrant workers from across Myanmar.

The cause of landslide is still being investigated. The landslide is expected to cause by excessive mining in the area. No heavy rains or unusual weather has been reported in the area.