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Police among 18 feared dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide  
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Police among 18 feared dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide  

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Yangon, Jul 28 : At least 18 people were feared killed by a massive landslide that hit a jade mine in Hpakant, Myanmar's northernmost Kachin state, a local official said on Sunday.

The landslide took place early in the morning, killing company staff and security personnel, says an official from the township general administration department. The incident occurred due to the collapse of the cliff wall at a suspended jade mine near Kayin Chaung village in Hpakant, killing company staff and security personnel at 1400 hrs local time, the official from the township general administration department said.

So far, Rescuers have found 13 bodies and five were still missing, the department official added. Two security personnel were rescued and were hospitalised. Search for the missing was underway by local authorities. (UNI)