Lethal Myanmar jade mine landslide
Who controls the world's largest jade industry?
At least 162 bodies have been found after a landslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar. Rescue work has continued all day for people still missing at the site in the Hpakant area of Kachin state. We investigate who controls this often murky industry which produces about 70% of the world's jade. Jade is believed to be one of Myanmar's most profitable exports and worth billions of dollars, fuelled in large part by demand in neighbouring China.
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(Picture: Rescuers/Myanmar Fire Service)
- Thu 2 Jul 2020 22:32GMT