Quantcast
Death toll rises to 162 in Myanmar jade mine collapse - Metro US

Death toll rises to 162 in Myanmar jade mine collapse

FILE PHOTO: Jade mine collapses following a landslide in Hpakant

(Reuters) – The death toll in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar has risen to at least 162, with more feared dead, authorities said.

A heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake on Thursday and buried many workers under mud and water.

By late evening on Thursday, rescue workers had recovered 162 bodies, the fire service department said, but the search was ongoing.

(Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan; Editing by Tom Hogue)

More from our Sister Sites