A large-scale landslide in the Pagan Emerald Mine in Myanmar has killed 33 people and buried about 200 people.
At about 6:30 a.m. local time on July 2, local time, a large-scale landslide occurred in the Pagan Emerald Mine in Myanmar. According to local residents, about 200 people were buried, and the remains of 33 victims have been found.
Ge Jie, head of the Myanmar social assistance organization Pagan, said that due to the serious collapse, they are mobilizing a large number of people to carry out search and rescue work.
It is also understood that the Ministry of Resources and Environmental Protection of Myanmar issued a notice on June 26, requesting that the mining operations of the Kachin State Emerald Mine be suspended from July 1 to September 30. Therefore, the mining area where the current collapse occurred should be illegal mining. (Reporter reporter Wang Yuezhou)