A landslide has killed more than 170 people in the Hpakant Township, Kachin State of Myanmar after a Jade mine wall collapsed into a lake. Heavy rains had filled the mines with water making them extremely dangerous and prone to collapse.
Myanmar Fire Department reported 162 bodies had been recovered and another 54 people had been taken to hospital. The death toll is expected to rise in the following days as operations to recover bodies continue.
Rescue operations have been hampered by heavy rainfall which is forecast to continue over the coming days.
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