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RSS FeedsMyanmar leader blames joblessness for deadly mining tragedy
(WorldNews Asia)

 
 

3 july 2020 16:36:03

 
Myanmar leader blames joblessness for deadly mining tragedy
(WorldNews Asia)
 


HPAKANT, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed sadness Friday over a landslide at a jade mining site in the country`s north that took at least 172 lives, blaming the tragedy on joblessness. Suu Kyi, speaking on a scheduled Facebook Live broadcast with representatives of the construction industry, bemoaned what she described as the need for people to illegally sift for jade because they lacked other ways of making a living. Those killed in the accident Thursday in Hpakant in Kachin state had settled next to a mining site to sift...


 
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