Photo of the Day | ‘Temple and Half-Mountain’ by #WPPh2021 nominee @hkun_lat , documenting a Buddhist temple occupying one half of a mountain, while the other has been carved away by heavy machinery mining for jade, in Hpakant, Kachin State, Myanmar:
'Make it safer': calls grow to reform Myanmar's deadly jade trade. Fuelled by seemingly insatiable Chinese demand for the green gemstone, jade mining has claimed hundreds of lives and destroyed the once-stunning mountains of Hpakant township
Miners work in open-cast jade mines near Hpakant in Myanmar's Kachin state. A landslide in the area earlier this week killed more than 170 people, most of them migrant workers seeking their fortune in the treacherous mines near the China border ? @ye_aung_thu
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#UPDATE : At least 166 killed in a Thursday landslide at a jade mine in Hpakant#Myanmar ; 54 injured have been taken to hospitals. The accident reportedly marked the worst at such sites in recent years. (Photo/AP)
More than 126 miners are reported to be killed in a Jade mine collapse in Hpakant township in Kachin State of northern #Myanmar . Dozens more are missing and unaccounted for till the reports last came in.
The miners were collecting stones in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state when a “muddy wave” caused by heavy rain buried them. #Myanmar