The landslide occurred in Thabeikkyin township on Sunday.
A wall of 60.9m high soil collapsed at a working site near Latpanpyant village, killing and injuring workers who were digging gold pieces in early hours of Sunday.
The injured were brought to the hospital for treatment and the investigation into the incident is underway, the release said.
The incident also comes after the Myanmar Government had announced that there is still no Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak cases reported in Myanmar. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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