Myanmar: Funerals held for workers killed in landslide at jade mine in Hpakant

Locals held funerals for workers killed in a recent landslide at a jade mining site, in the Hpakant area of Kachin state, on Saturday. At least 174 people were killed and 50 injured with many still missing after the incident on Thursday according to Myanmar's Fire Services Department. People can be seen carrying wooden coffins followed by crying relatives, while a worker sprays disinfectant on body bags. The landslide was caused by heavy rains which resulted in wave of mud which swept away workers, many of whom were reportedly migrants, who were collecting stones. Similar accidents are often reported in northern Myanmar, which is a centre for the jade mining industry in the country.

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