Myanmar - Landslide (Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 2 July 2020)

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Heavy rain has been affecting north Myanmar (in particular the Kachin State) over the last 48 hours, triggering a major landslide that has resulted in casualties and damage.

Media report, as of 2 July, over 100 fatalities at a mine site located in the Hpakant Township (western Kachin). Search and rescue operations are currently underway at the site.

Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain to locally very heavy rain is forecast over the entire country, including Kachin State.