More than 100 people were killed in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar Thursday (July 2)--
after a heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a wave of mud and water.
The miners were collecting stones in the Hpakant area of Kachin state when the "muddy wave" crashed onto them, after heavy rain, the fire service department said in a Facebook post.
The department said that rescue workers had recovered over 100 bodies, but more were still missing.
Video obtained by Reuters shows body bags lined up as people wait to identify the dead.
Deadly landslides and other accidents are common in the poorly regulated mines of Hpakant, which draw poor workers from across the country.
About 100 people were killed in a collapse in 2015, which strengthened calls to regulate the industry.