YANGON, June 25 (Xinhua) -- A total of 10 people have been injured and two missing due to collapse of a pit wall in a jade mine in Hpakant township, Kachin state, according to the state government of Kachin Saturday.
The 30 feet long and 200 feet high wall of the pit collapsed on Friday afternoon in the jade mine which was located near Nantmaw village in the township. The jade mine is operated by Jade Leaf company.
The local authorities and social associations made rescue efforts for the victims.
Two land slides occurred in this township in May. The last incident in Wei Kha Hmaw village claimed 13 lives, leaving 20 injured and 100 others missing.
The worst land slide in Hpakant which killed at least 100 people occurred in November 2015.