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A young girl carrying a bucket of coal scavanged from the open cast pit to sell it in the illegal coal market at Jharia.People here are too poor to move from their crumbling shelters, and continue to live here risking their lives. A huge coal mine fire is engulfing the city of Jharia from all its sides. All scientific efforts have gone in vain to stop this raging fire. This fire is affecting lives of people living in and around Jharia. Jharkhand, India. Arindam Mukherjee
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A young girl carrying a bucket of coal scavanged from the open cast pit to sell it in the illegal coal market at Jharia.People here are too poor to move from their crumbling shelters, and continue to live here risking their lives. A huge coal mine fire is engulfing the city of Jharia from all its sides. All scientific efforts have gone in vain to stop this raging fire. This fire is affecting lives of people living in and around Jharia. Jharkhand, India. Arindam Mukherjee