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97 bodies pulled from landslide in Myanmar: Official

23 November 2015 10:26


Nearly 100 bodies have been pulled from a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar as rescue teams with the help of local people are still searching for the bodies of missing miners, a local official said on Sunday.

The landslide occurred at Hpakant town of Myanmar’s northern Kachin State earlier in the morning when the miners were sleeping in their huts.

Tin Swe Myint, head of the Hpakant Township Administration Department said that 97 bodies had been recovered from the landslide.

According to local officials from Kachin State, an estimated 100 people are still missing as hopes of finding them wane.

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