More bodies found at Myanmar jade mine disaster

HPAKANT, MYANMAR (AFP) – Rescuers yesterday pulled several bodies from the scene of a landslide which killed over 160 jade miners in northern Myanmar, many of them migrant workers seeking their fortune in treacherous open-cast mines near the China border. The disaster – the worst in memory to strike Myanmar’s notoriously dangerous jade mines – ocurred on Thursday when a hillside collapsed in heavy monsoon rains. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin