Rockslide at Myanmar jade mine kills nine, around 20 missing

April 1, 2015 9:08 AM

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YANGON (Reuters) - A rockslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least nine miners, and rescuers were searching for around 20 others, state media reported on Wednesday, two days after the accident.

The miners were searching for pieces of jade in a 300-foot high heap of excavated rubble when it collapsed, the state-owned Myanma Alinn newspaper reported.

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