Four killed in landslide in Phakant

15 July 2016
Four killed in landslide in Phakant
People gather near the landslide at Hpa Kant jade mining area, Kachin State, northern Myanmar, 24 May 2016. Photo: EPA

Four migrant miners died in a landslide in Phakant that occurred on 12 July, state media reported on 15 July.
The landslide happened at a mountain of dumped soil from jade mines in the evening when seven migrant workers were searching for jade among dumped soil.
To prevent further landslides, local authorities have suggested that migrant miners squatting around at-risk areas be relocated to safer areas and that mining companies dump their waste soil in accordance with technical safety rules, the report said.