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162 Miners Killed In Hpakant Landslide

162 Miners Killed In Hpakant Landslide

At least 162 miners at the Hpakant jade mine in Burma’s Kachin State died after the side of a hill collapsed into a pit, creating a giant wave of water that swept them away. “When…

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Unable to Return Home, Putao IDPs Say They Need Land

Unable to Return Home, Putao IDPs Say They Need Land

Kachin internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Lung Tsawt camp in northern Kachin State’s Putao have asked to be provided with a land plot to cultivate and grow their own food until they are able…

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Unregistered Homes Destroyed in Hpakant Landslide

Unregistered Homes Destroyed in Hpakant Landslide

A landslide in a jade mine in Hpakant, Kachin State on Tuesday claimed three huts built as part of an informal settlement in the area. The administrator of Maw Sizar village said that the landslide…

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Jade Picker Killed in One of First Hpakant Landslides of 2020

Jade Picker Killed in One of First Hpakant Landslides of 2020

Local authorities confirmed that a 54-year-old man was killed while picking jade during a landslide in Hpakant this week. The incident occurred at around 3:00 p.m. at the Yadanar San Shwin mining block near Nam…