At Least 4 Dead in Myanmar Landslide

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Yangon, Myanmar:  Authorities in Myanmar say at least four people have been killed in a landslide at a jade mine in the country's north.

Local government official Than Shwe says a rescue mission in the mining town of Phakant was called off late Thursday after a search team recovered four bodies, including those of two women.

He says heavy rains caused the landslide on Tuesday night.


Phakant is located in Kachin state, about 600 miles (960 kilometers) from the main city of Yangon.

Impoverished artisanal miners have been buried before by rockslides on unstable slopes in the area.



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