2020-07-03

Chinese Consulate General in Mandalay:No casualties of Chinese citizens found in Myanmar mine disaster

By ddzyx

Beijing News (Reporter Zhang Xiting Wu Linshu) On the morning of July 2nd, a large-scale collapse occurred at the Pagan Emerald Mine in Myanmar. At about 15 o’clock, a reporter from the Beijing News learned from the staff of the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar that at present, no news of casualties among Chinese and overseas Chinese and Chinese citizens has been received.

According to CCTV News, a large-scale landslide occurred in the Pagan Emerald Mine in Myanmar at about 6:30 am local time on July 2, local time. According to local residents, about 200 people were buried, as of 13 Beijing time At 30 minutes, the bodies of 113 victims have been found. At present, Myanmar is mobilizing a large number of manpower to carry out search and rescue work.

Reports that the Ministry of Resources and Environmental Protection of Myanmar issued a notice on June 26, requesting a suspension from July 1 to September 30 Kachin State mining operations in the jadeite mining area, so the current mining area should be illegal mining.

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Rescue scene.

At 15 o’clock, the staff of the Chinese Consulate General in Mandalay told the reporter of the Beijing News that the mine disaster After the incident, the embassy verified the relevant situation. According to the previous feedback from the local Chinese, 33 people have been rescued in the mine disaster, and no news of casualties among Chinese overseas Chinese and Chinese citizens has been received. Search and rescue are currently underway and the number of casualties may be updated. The above-mentioned staff said that Pagan belongs to the foreigners prohibited by the local militia government from entering the area. Entering the Pagan area requires the approval of the local immigration bureau. Generally, few Chinese people enter.

Public information shows that Myanmar’s jadeite mining area is located in the northern Myitkyina region. Burmese jadeite ore is mainly concentrated in the Myitkyina region in northern Myanmar. According to geographical location and administrative area, Myanmar’s emerald jade deposit can be divided into 8 major field areas:Longken field area, Pagan field area, Hong Cave field area, Damukan field area, meeting card field area, Houjiang field area, Leida field area, Nanqi-Xiaochang field area. Each site is divided into many small”factory entrances”.

According to Myanmar’s national fire department, as of 14:30 Beijing time, 113 bodies have been found at the accident site. At present, rescue work is still in progress.