Myanmar's deadly 'jade rush' - BBC News 죽음도 불사한 카친주 파칸 '옥' 광산 노동자들
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Myanmar's deadly 'jade rush' - BBC News
Published on Sep 14, 2019
The world’s biggest jade mines are found in the restive Kachin state in Myanmar.
BBC Burmese gained rare access to the area where mountains have been turned into moonscapes.
The industry has been estimated to be valued at a staggering $31bn (￡25bn) annually.
Hundreds of thousands of people have flocked there to scavenge among the rubble left over from the mine ? hoping to get find fragments of the stone.
It’s a dangerous job and heroin addiction among the miners and scavengers is endemic.
Reporter: Soe Soe Htoon
Camera: Phyo Hein Kyaw and San Kyaw Htun
Editor: Kevin Kim