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Landslide Kills at Least 32 People at Burmese Jade Mine

HeadlineAug 16, 2023

In Burma, at least 32 people have been reported dead after a massive landslide Sunday at a jade mine in the town of Hpakan. Several people are still missing, while heavy rains have hampered rescue efforts. Burma produces between 70% to 90% of the world’s jade. Climate and human rights groups have denounced the industry for its destructive impacts on the environment, corruption and the deadly conditions faced by mine workers. Jade mining is estimated to produce billions of dollars in profits for Burma’s military regime, with China being a major buyer. In 2020, more than 160 people died after torrential rains triggered landslides in another jade mine in the region.

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