A landslide occurred near a jade mine in Myanmar’s Kachin state on Saturday, ABC News reported citing local community leader Lamai Gum Ja.
According to latest reports, at least 90 people dead and 100 missing. The causes of collapse are still unclear.
The region is renowned for production of finest quality jade, bringing billions of dollars per year.
Migrant miners were searching for jade in piles of waste soil on the mountainside when the landslide occurred on Saturday in a remote mining area of northern Myanmar, burying huts in which miners were sleeping the media reported.
One of the victims was rushed to the hospital, the media reported, citing Htein Lin Aung, a local authority spokesman.