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In Myanmar the death toll in the landslide has risen to 172 people

The number of people killed in a landslide at the quarry of jade and jade in the town of Pakan in Kachin state in Northern Myanmar has increased to 172 people, according to his page on the social network Facebook, the Myanmar fire Department, also acting as emergency service.

"Only on the site of the landslide discovered 172 dead bodies. 54 people who were injured, are in hospitals", - is spoken in the message of rescuers, who lead the search and rescue operation on the site of the landslide on the second day.

Earlier it was reported that the landslide came down on Thursday morning, killing 162 people.

Landslides with catastrophic consequences often occur on the jade quarries in the area Pacana, since that is where the main focus of country's capacity for the extraction of jade and jadeite, which are supplied to the markets of neighboring countries, especially China.

The administration of the quarries, which employ heavy machinery, allows to work also and individual miners often salasaca dumps directly into the career where they are looking for gems missed by the technique. Landslides in the dump pits were most often killed by the individual prospectors.