One person has died and at least 70 are missing after a landslide at a remote jade mine in northern Myanmar’s Kachin state. Earth and waste from several mines around Lonekhin village slid about 200ft down a cliff and struck the miners About 150 rescue workers and firefighters are searching for the area. At least five young women and three small shops were also buried in Wednesday’s landslide. The body of a jade worker was unearthed from heavy mud by middayOn July 3 2020, at least 162 people died in a landslide in the same area, while a November 2015 accident left 113 dead. In that case, the victims died when a 200ft-high mountain of earth and waste discarded by several mines collapsed in the middle of the night, covering more than 70 huts where miners were sleeping.Hpakant is a mountainous and remote area in Kachin state, 600 miles north of Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon. It has some of world’s richest jade deposits, making the industry a hotbed for corruption. The military has said it shut down jade mining in Hpakant, but some companies have been operating illegally. The mines are also a main source of revenue for the Kachin ethnic armed group-Kachin Independence Army based in Kachin state.