June 18
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One person has been killed with about 15 others missing in a landslide in Myanmar's Kachin state, a local administration official told Xinhua on Sunday, the news agency reported.

"The landslide occurred due to a collapse of a heap of mining waste while jade pickers were scavenging tailings at a mining site in Seikmu village tract in Hpakant township of Kachin state at 8:15 p.m. local time on Saturday, leaving eight people with injuries," U Kyaw Min, official of administration office in Wai Khar village, told Xinhua.

Many locals make living by jade scavenging in the region, and most of the landslides are caused by the partial collapse of tailings heaps and dams.

A major fatal landslide occurred in the region in July 2020, leaving at least 174 dead with 54 injured.

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