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缅甸再次发生山体滑坡事故 数十人死亡

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AS IT IS 2015-12-29 Dozens Feared Dead in Another Myanmar Landslide1 缅甸再次发生山体滑坡事故 数十人死亡

Dozens of people are missing and feared dead after a landslide in northern Myanmar.

The accident took place Friday in Hpakant, Kachin state. It is the center of Myanmar’s jade2 mining industry. At least 100 people died in a similar disaster there last month.

Rescue workers are searching for bodies. Officials have not said how many people died or were injured.

Hpakant is about 950 kilometers northeast of Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city. It is home to some of the world’s highest-quality jade.

Global Witness is a nonprofit organization that exposes the misuse3 of revenue from natural resources. It said Myanmar’s jade production was worth about $31 billion in 2014. But it says the local population sees little benefit. 

Most of the mining is done by large industrial firms. Locals can only hunt through the rubble4 searching for pieces of jade that were overlooked.

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landslide – n. a large mass of rocks and earth that suddenly and quickly moves down the side of a mountain or hill

jade – n.  a usually green stone that is used for jewelry5

kilometer – n.  a unit of length equal to 1,000 meters

misuse – n.  to use (something) incorrectly

revenue – n. money that is made by or paid to a business or an organization

rubble – n.  broken pieces of stone, brick, etc., from walls or buildings that have fallen

overlook – v.  to fail to see or notice (something)


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1 landslide XxyyG     
n.(竞选中)压倒多数的选票;一面倒的胜利
参考例句:
  • Our candidate is predicated to win by a landslide.我们的候选人被预言将以绝对优势取胜。
  • An electoral landslide put the Labour Party into power in 1945.1945年工党以压倒多数的胜利当选执政。
2 jade i3Pxo     
n.玉石;碧玉;翡翠
参考例句:
  • The statue was carved out of jade.这座塑像是玉雕的。
  • He presented us with a couple of jade lions.他送给我们一对玉狮子。
3 misuse XEfxx     
n.误用,滥用;vt.误用,滥用
参考例句:
  • It disturbs me profoundly that you so misuse your talents.你如此滥用自己的才能,使我深感不安。
  • He was sacked for computer misuse.他因滥用计算机而被解雇了。
4 rubble 8XjxP     
n.(一堆)碎石,瓦砾
参考例句:
  • After the earthquake,it took months to clean up the rubble.地震后,花了数月才清理完瓦砾。
  • After the war many cities were full of rubble.战后许多城市到处可见颓垣残壁。
5 jewelry 0auz1     
n.(jewllery)(总称)珠宝
参考例句:
  • The burglars walked off with all my jewelry.夜盗偷走了我的全部珠宝。
  • Jewelry and lace are mostly feminine belongings.珠宝和花边多数是女性用品。
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