The deadly hunt for Jade in Myanmar
Si Thu Phyo slotxo was searching for extra gemstones when he felt the earth shake
free around him.
The 21-year-old was working diligently in one of the world's biggest jade mines,
in Kachin State in northern Myanmar. He was only one of many jade pickers in
the pits that day. He attempted to run, as the avalanche smashed down, however
before he could get away from he was overwhelmed by an influx of water, mud,
Si Thu tumbled under the water. My mouth was brimming with mud, the stones
were hitting me and the waves pushed me under over and over," he said. "I thought
I was going pass on."
Be that as it may, Si Thu swam out. Afterward, in emergency clinic, he discovered
that seven of his dearest companions didn't. They were among an expected 200
individuals who had kicked the bucket in the country's most exceedingly terrible
regularly mining avalanche.
"We lived like siblings, frequently dozing in a similar bed," Si Thu said
unobtrusively, reviewing his companions.
From his confined home, which he imparts to nine relatives, he can see the mountain
where he was scanning for stones that day.
I feel regretful for being the person who endure," he said. I wish this misfortune
is an awful dream and I wake; no avalanche and my companions are back."