At least 126 killed in Myanmar jade mine collapse

HANDOUT / MYANMAR FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT / AFP

At least 126 people have died and more feared trapped after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar.

According to reports, the miners were collecting stones when a wave of mud and rock triggered by heavy rain trapped them.

Rescue operations have been hindered by the downpour, with authorities warning that more miners are feared dead.

"Other bodies are in the mud," Tar Lin Maung, a local official with the information ministry, told Reuters. “The numbers are going to rise.”

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