Assignment Earth: Burning coal mines of Jharia
Fumes, along with fine coal dust from the fires, have caused lung and skin diseases among the people who live by the coal mines in India. Despite the hardships, these people refuse to leave their homes for better conditions elsewhere. (Video: Assignment Earth)
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