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Jharia Coal Fire 08
Jharia
By Sanjay Pandey
18 Mar 2015

A coal seam fire rages in a state-run mine in Jharia.

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Jharia Coal Fire 03
Jharia
By Sanjay Pandey
24 Nov 2014

Smoke comes out of a drain along the main road in Jharia, hinting at the alarming levels of underground fires in area. A few years ago, fires damaged the Jharia railway station, leading to its eventual closure.

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Jharia Coal Fire 16
Jharia
By Sanjay Pandey
24 Nov 2014

People pilfer coal from state-run mines in Jharia.

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Jharia Coal Fire 14
Jharia
By Sanjay Pandey
23 Nov 2014

A boy carrying a heavy load of coal over his head in Jharia. Many local children are forced to work pilfering coal from state-owned mines in the area.

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Jharia Coal Fire 21
Jharia
By Sanjay Pandey
23 Nov 2014

Children play in the streets of Belgharia, a township that has been set to up accommodate residents of Jharia displaced by the fire.