Jharia - The burning city (51 images)

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Living in Hell is a metaphor. Not in the small dusty coal town of Jharia, India. Surrounded by fire and poisonous smoke the town is steadily turning into a big, bad inferno on earth as some 80 years old mine fire creeps through the under ground coal seams, burning tonnes of prime coking coal and regularly bursting open in the surface. In a 5 kms radius of Jharia the earth bakes steadily making it impossible to walk barefoot for the $2 a day miners that crawl through the burning pits to...
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