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Jan 8, 2015

04:38:14 GMT--Landslide - Asia - Myanmar (Burma)



EDIS Number: LS-20150108-46597-MMR

Date / time: 08/01/2015 04:36:46 [UTC]

Event: Landslide

Area: Asia

Country: Myanmar (Burma)

State/County: Mandalay Region

Location: Mandalay

Number of Deads: 5 person(s)

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: 15 person(s)

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Heavy



Description:



Four people were killed in a landslide near the jade and gold mines in Myanmar's north, a local official said Wednesday. The accident was caused by heavy rain Tuesday near the town of Hpakant, 350 kilometres north of the country's second largest city Mandalay, according to local official Tin Swe Myint. He added that about 15 people were still missing, contradicting local media reports stating that as many as 100 people had yet to be rescued. The official said rescuers were in the process of clearing debris in search of survivors.




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