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12 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

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A local official says a wall inside the jade mine collapsed amid heavy rain

YANGON, Myanmar (May 24, 2016) — A landslide in Myanmar’s northern jade mining region has killed at least 12 people and many more are missing, officials said Tuesday, May 24, the latest deadly accident to hit the shadowy but lucrative industry. Continue reading 12 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

Rampaging elephants force Myanmar villagers to tree-top refuge

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ELEPHANT SCARE. A man working in the field in Taik Kyi village on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. The elephants are searching for foods in the places where his people live. Photo by Ye Aung Thu / AFP
Villagers from a farming community say they had to build taller houses to keep them safe from the wild elephants

TAIK KYI, Myanmar (Jan. 16, 2016) — Pushed from their forest home by encroaching farm land, wild elephants are driving fearful villagers in a Myanmar township to seek refuge in tree houses while the animals storm their rice paddies looking for food.

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