Yangon – A landslide in one of the jade mining at Lungkhin village tract in Hpakant Township of Moenyin district in Kachin State has reportedly left over 100 missing.
Rescue efforts are underway after the landslide has buried scores at the jade mining at Thayer Gone village.
Our source in Kachin State has confirmed the time of the event, saying that mining landslide has occurred early morning at around 4:00 am today, 22 December, at one of the jade mining at Thayar Gone village, Lungkhin village tract.
The landslide at Sein Sein mining block at the height of 200 feet has carried away the gold prospectors into a large pond at the hilltop and many are missing.
Among the victims, Chindwin has learned traders and gold prospectors are involved, believed to be more than 100, according to the preliminary report.
Earlier on 19 December, at least ten gold prospectors have been missing because of the mining landslide in one jade mining in Hpakant Township.
Last year, the Wekha gold mining landslide at the Seikmu village tract in Hpakant Township had killed more than 160 gold diggers, including truck drivers and injured more than 70 as the landslide had created a big wave in a large pond – which swamped the fleeing gold diggers and truck drivers.