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After a long days' work, miners gather to wash themselves in village Bokapahari in Jharia, Jharkhand, India. miners work for 9-10 hours a day and make Rs.150 ($3.5) a day loading the coal trucks in the BCCL coal mines in Jharia. Coal fires rage just below the surface of the ground, making it too hot to walk with naked feet, noxious gases spew up from fissures, making the environment toxic. Photo: Sanjit Das
After a long days' work, miners gather to wash themselves in village Bokapahari in Jharia, Jharkhand, India. miners work for 9-10 hours a day and make Rs.150 ($3.5) a day loading the coal trucks in the BCCL coal mines in Jharia. Coal fires rage just below the surface of the ground, making it too hot to walk with naked feet, noxious gases spew up from fissures, making the environment toxic. Photo: Sanjit Das
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