Republic of the Union of Myanmar Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Statement on death and injuries caused by landslide in block of the gems
mining company near Whaykha Village, Hpakant Township, Kachin State (13th Waxing of First Waso, 1382 ME)
(2 July, 2020)
1. The landslide in the block of the gems mining company near Whaykha Village of Hpakant Township in Kachin State left 123 persons dead and 31 persons injured
till 6 pm today. Tatmadaw members, administrative bodies, members of auxiliary fire brigade and social organizations are carrying out search and rescue tasks.
2. The Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services was deeply regretful for the event of losing many human lives, and the Tatmadaw, on its part, hereby released that it
will continuously give a helping hand to necessary search and rescue tasks.
Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services