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12 killed in Myanmar landslide

"A landslide occurred last night. Nearly 40 jade scavengers were buried. 12 bodies have been found this morning and the rescue operation is underway," the police said.

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Naypyidaw: At least 12 people were killed and dozens went missing when a landslide hit a jade mine in Myanmar’s northernmost Kachin state late Monday, police said on Tuesday.

“A landslide occurred last night. Nearly 40 jade scavengers were buried. 12 bodies have been found this morning and the rescue operation is underway,” the police said.

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The death toll could be higher in the landslide that struck an old jade mining site in Mat Lin Chaung village in Hpakant township of Kachin state, a resident said. 

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