Myanmar: Over 100 people were killed in a landslide in the jade mining sites in northern Myanmar and dozens more remained unaccounted, officials said.

A huge wave of mud engulfed the victims who were collecting stones in the Hpakant jade mining sites in Kachin State, personnel of the fire services department conducting the rescue operations said.The landslide occurred shortly after a heavy rainfall, according to the survivors.

The area is 950 kilometres north of Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon, and is the centre of the world’s biggest and most lucrative jade mining industry.
Khin Maung Myint, a lawmaker from Hpakant, said local rescue services told him 99 bodies had been recovered and 54 injured people were sent to three hospitals.