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In Myanmar, Landslide at Jade Mine Kills More Than 160 People – The Wall Street Journal


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In Myanmar, Landslide at Jade Mine Kills More Than 160 People – The Wall Street Journal

YANGON, Myanmar—At least 162 people have been found dead after heavy rains triggered a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the deadliest accident that the largely unregulated industry has seen in years. Myanmar is the world’s largest producer of jade, a precious green gemstone mined almost exclusively for export to neighboring China. The…

YANGON, Myanmar—At least 162 people have been found dead after heavy rains triggered a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the deadliest accident that the largely unregulated industry has seen in years.

Myanmar is the world’s largest producer of jade, a precious green gemstone mined almost exclusively for export to neighboring China. The multibillion-dollar industry has been linked to decades of corruption, poor labor conditions and human-rights abuses, according to human-rights organizations.

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