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Manju Bhuiyan, 37, is an asthma patient, in Deepu Dhowra, Jharia. She picks the fallen coal off the ground after the trucks are loaded in the mines. She then sells it in the market. More than 60% of the population living in the coal mine fire region of Jharia get sick of the air pollution caused by smokes from the mine fire and coal dust. Cases of asthma, breathlessness, rhinitis etc. top the chart of the local hospitals. 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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