The area is 950 kilometers north of Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon, and is the center of the world’s biggest jade mining industry
Over 50 feared dead in Myanmar after landslide engulfs jade mining area; police says incident buried sleeping miners in 'mud lake'
Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining, a notoriously corrupt and poorly regulated industry concentrated near the Myanmar's border with China.
This latest disaster in Set Mu sub-township hit the small Rawang ethnic group particularly hard. The mainly-Christian community number only about 70,000 people and are one of Myanmar's smallest ethnicities.