(Manisha Mahar, Intern Journalist); A mine in Kachin province, Myanmar, caused landslides at 8 am on Thursday morning due to heavy rains. 162 people died in it. Many workers are still feared to be buried.
According to media reports, the accident occurred when the laborers were working at a height of 250 feet. Some of these laborers died due to drowning, as the place near the mine was flooded due to heavy rain. Yu Kwa Min, the administrator of Wai Khar district, said that heavy rain is making the rescue work difficult.
Production of finest jadeite in northern Myanmar
Jadeite metal is mined in Myanmar’s jade mines. Jadeite in Myanmar is mainly found in the jade track of Linkin in Kachin State. Jadeite is used in products such as jewelry. The world’s best jadeite is found in the northern part of Myanmar. About 70% of the jadeite in the world is supplied by Myanmar.
Last year, 59 died in a landslide
There was a landslide in southeastern Myanmar in August last year. It killed 59 people. This accident also happened due to heavy rain. At that time, 80 thousand people were rendered homeless by floods and rains.