2020 Hpakant jade mine disaster

landslide

At least 162 people were killed in a landslide in a jade mining site in the Hpakant area of Kachin state in Myanmar on 2 July 2020.[1]

2020 Hpakant jade mine disaster
Hpakant jade mine is located in Myanmar
Hpakant jade mine
Hpakant jade mine
Hpakant jade mine (Myanmar)
Date2 July 2020
LocationHpakant, Kachin State, Myanmar
Deaths162
Non-fatal injuries54

As of 2 July 2020, 162 bodies were recovered from the site, and another 54 people are reported injured.[2]

Myanmar's jade industry is known for many accidental deaths. The 2020 disaster is the deadliest accident to date. Disasters occurred at jade mines in Hpakant in 2015 and 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Myanmar jade mine landslide kills 160". BBC. 2 July 2020.
  2. "Myanmar: Over 100 dead in jade mine landslide disaster". Search Results Web results Deutsche Welle. 2 July 2020.