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State Newspaper: Lonekhin Village and Train Line

state newspaper: He said searchers were hindered by heavy rain.article continues below Trending Stories Have your say Do you want a direct train line to UBC According to the Myanmar-language New Light of Myanmar, a state newspaper, there were 15 dead and more than 40 injured, according to Vancouver Courier. Khin Maung Myint, a member of parliament for the area belonging to the ruling National League for Democracy, said he saw 18 injured people from the Saturday accident at one hospital in Myitkyina, the state capital. Fifteen bodies were retrieved from the site of Saturday's accident near Lonekhin village but a search was ongoing for more, said Sein Myint Tun, a police officer in Hpakant Township in Kachin state, adding that the dead included 14 men and one woman. Such accidents are not rare because scavenging for jade remnants is dangerous and not well regulated. The accidents usually occur at the foot of giant mounds of discarded earth that has been mined in bulk by heavy machinery. More than 100 people were killed in a single landslide in November 2015. ( As reported in the news.