The disaster occurred in northern Kachin State’s Hpakant township and was triggered by heavy rainstorm. The number of deaths is expected to rise as scores of miners remain missing
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in South Africa questions the government exemption provided to gold, platinum and even diamond mines as essential services and has accused the mining department of succumbing to pressure from companies
One worker remains missing while nine were rescued from the debris in Bharatpur open cast mine in Talcher Coalfields. Workers said the accident could have been avoided if safety precautions had been followed
At least 17 coal miners have reportedly lost their lives this year by choking to death inside collapsed coal mines in different areas of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The miserable conditions in mines have led to the death of more than 120 workers in recent months.
In this episode, we report on the arrest of privacy activist Ola Bini in Ecuador, intensifying Indian crackdown in Kashmir and mine workers’ protest in Pakistan.
38 workers are confirmed to be trapped, with fears of even more buried, inside a makeshift gold mine in Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia, highlighting the dangerous shadow sector of unlicensed mining in Indonesia
The Indian government has recently passed a law removing restrictions on women working in mines at night. However, activists point out that women stand to pay a much higher cost, in terms of their health and safety, than men if they do so
More than 200 laborers die on an average in coal mine-related explosions across the country every year.
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The fatalities reported in Balochistan area point towards abysmal working conditions in coal mines in South Asia, as another serious incident was recently witnessed in the state of Meghalaya in India.
Many miners work in almost inhuman conditions for 16-18 hours a day for merely $10 a week. Nearly 100 coal workers have died this year in accidents