Rappler's latest stories on Myanmar jade mines
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.
(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
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
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
A local official says a wall inside the jade mine collapsed amid heavy rain
It is the same area hit by a massive landslide last month that killed more than 100
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