At least 30 people are missing after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country, Associated Press reported.
The mountainous town of Hpakant in Kachin State, where the incident took place, is known as the site of the world's largest and most lucrative jade mines.
Deadly landslides are common in Myanmar when heavy monsoon rains fall between May and October. In July 2020, at least 162 people were killed in a landslide in the same area, while more than 110 people were killed in an accident in 2015.
A rescue worker searching for miners in last Sunday's landslide told the Associated Press that 34 people were missing and eight injured.
He said search and rescue operations were continuing but that some miners had returned to the scene in the hope of finding jade.
The rescue worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of arrest by the army, said they had not yet found a body.
Jade mining is one of the most important sources of revenue for the Myanmar government.
Source: BBC News