At least 100 people are reported missing in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar on Wednesday. Relief and rescue teams are busy in the landslide-prone area.
A massive landslide in Myanmar’s jade mine
A landslide occurred at around 4 a.m. on December 22 at a jade mine in northern Myanmar. More than 100 people are missing in this accident. It is feared that some of them have died. More than 25 injured have been admitted to the hospital. After the accident, 200 members of the rescue team reached the spot. According to a member of the rescue team, the accident happened at around 4 am at the Hapkanta mine in Kachin province. Let us tell you that due to heavy rains in Myanmar in July last year, there was a landslide in a mine in Kachin state. About 300 people lost their lives in this accident.
More than100 people missing due to landslide in mine
Several people are said to have been injured in the landslide. According to sources, 25 injured have been taken to the hospital. Around 200 rescue workers are engaged in relief work. Some people are using boats to search for missing people in a nearby lake. Rescue work is going on in the mine. However, not much is known about the loss of life and property.
people did not forget the previous accident
In July last year, there was a landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar. Last year there was heavy rain in Myanmar. In this, 100 people were buried only under the ground. Let us tell you that there are a large number of jade mines in Myanmar. Jade or green colored stone is a shining stone. It is a stone composed of two different types of silicate minerals. Nephrite jade contains the amphibole mineral, actinolite, rich in calcium and magnesium. Second, jadeite consists entirely of jadeite, aluminum-dominated pyroxene. It is a transparent or translucent green stone in appearance. The English word jade is derived from the Spanish word piedra de iPad. It was used in the treatment of many diseases of the waist and kidneys.
Landslides at around 4 am on Wednesday
A landslide occurred around 4 a.m. in the Hapkanta area of Kachin state and it is feared that about 80 people were washed away in the lake due to garbage mining, an official of the Kachin Network Development Foundation said. Officials reached the spot around 7 am and are conducting searches. The Hapkant region is said to be the center of Myanmar’s jade industry.