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25 year old, Sarfaraz Ansari poses for a portrait outside his house in village Borapahari in Jharia, Jharkhand, India. He with his family had to abandon their old house as walls began to crack because of burning coal fires under the ground. Coal fires rage just below the surface of the ground, making it too hot to walk with naked feet. Residents who live above the furnace make $2 a day collecting small chunks of coal they sell to illegal middlemen. One or two houses collapse annually into vast underground caverns left unfilled by abandoned mining operations. Photo: Sanjit Das
25 year old, Sarfaraz Ansari poses for a portrait outside his house in village Borapahari in Jharia, Jharkhand, India. He with his family had to abandon their old house as walls began to crack because of burning coal fires under the ground. Coal fires rage just below the surface of the ground, making it too hot to walk with naked feet. Residents who live above the furnace make $2 a day collecting small chunks of coal they sell to illegal middlemen. One or two houses collapse annually into...
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