2020 Hpakant jade mine disaster

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2020 Hpakant jade mine disaster
Hpakant jade mine is located in Myanmar
Hpakant jade mine
Hpakant jade mine
Hpakant jade mine (Myanmar)
Date2 July 2020
LocationHpakant, Kachin State, Myanmar
Non-fatal injuries54

At least 162 people were killed in a landslide in a jade mining site in the Hpakant area of Kachin state in Myanmar on 2 July 2020.[1]

As of 2 July 2020, 162 bodies were recovered from the site, and another 54 people are reported injured.[2]

Myanmar's jade industry is known for many accidental deaths. The 2020 disaster is the deadliest accident to date. Disasters occurred at jade mines in Hpakant in 2015 and 2019.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Myanmar jade mine landslide kills 160". BBC. 2 July 2020.
  2. "Myanmar: Over 100 dead in jade mine landslide disaster". Search Results Web results Deutsche Welle. 2 July 2020.