The Deadliest of Jobs

There are few jobs more dangerous than working inside Pakistan’s Balochistan coal mines. Each day thousands of workers—men and children—face explosions, collapsing mine walls, and suffocation.  
 
All for just dollars a day. 
 
“We work with no facilities, no training and no safety measures,” says Bakth Nazar, who lost 3 family members to the mines.
 
Reporters visiting recently documented human rights abuses, debt bondage, slavery-like conditions—and authorities unmotivated to improve things.  
 
Balochistan produces some 15,000 tons of coal daily. And the government takes a cut of its earnings. Many authorities also have a personal stake in the business.
 
The Guardian

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