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At Least 12 Dead, 50 Injured in Jade Mining Landslide in Myanmar

A landslide in northern Myanmar's jade mining region Tuesday killed at least 12 people and injured about 50 others, witnesses and officials said. Volunteer rescuer Naw Li told The Associated Press by telephone that 12 bodies have been recovered “but we don't know how many are buried.” He said 15 of the injured people have been sent to a hospital. The landslide occurred on a mountain of waste from jade mines in Hpakant region, the epicenter of the money-spinning industry in...

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