Myanmar jade mines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Myanmar jade mines


Mass burial for scores killed in Myanmar jade mine disaster

Jul 04, 2020 - 12:13 PM

The landslide in northern Myanmar kills over 170 people, most of them migrant workers. It is the worst accident in memory to befall Myanmar's notoriously dangerous jade mines.

MASS BURIAL. Volunteers bury bodies of miners in a mass grave while relatives look on during a funeral ceremony near Hpakant in Kachin state on July 3, 2020. Photo by Zaw Moe Htet/AFP

More than 160 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

Jul 02, 2020 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) Scores die each year while working in the country's lucrative but poorly regulated jade trade, which uses low-paid migrant workers to scrape out a gem highly coveted in China

This handout from the Myanmar Fire Services Department taken and released on July 2, 2020 shows rescuers attempting to locate survivors after a landslide at a jade mine in Hpakant, Kachin state. The bodies of at least 50 jade miners were pulled from the mud on July 2 after a landslide in northern Myanmar, fire services said, as monsoon rains worsen already deadly conditions. Handout / MYANMAR FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT / AFP

At least 13 killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide

Jul 28, 2019 - 3:48 PM

Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining, a dangerous and poorly regulated industry in Kachin state between the country's borders with China and India

More than 50 feared killed in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining, a notoriously corrupt and poorly regulated industry concentrated near the country's border with China

12 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

May 24, 2016 - 4:25 PM

A local official says a wall inside the jade mine collapsed amid heavy rain

New landslide sweeps through Myanmar jade mine

Dec 26, 2015 - 1:28 PM

It is the same area hit by a massive landslide last month that killed more than 100

Scores killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide – officials

Nov 22, 2015 - 12:10 PM

2nd UPDATE There are fears that the death toll coud rise in the latest deadly accident to affect Myanmar s secretive multi billion dollar jade industry in war torn Kachin state