Mine workers

Pakistan coal miners

The miserable conditions in mines have led to the death of more than 120 workers in recent months.

Pakistan mines

Eight miners have died in April alone. According to estimates, mine-related accidents kill between 100 to 200 laborers every year in the country.

Societes Mines de Belahauro (SMB)

Over 1,000 employees lost their jobs when the Inata Mine was shut down in 2017. The Ghana-based Balaji Group, which took over the company in 2018, has not opened the mine and has not provided workers compensation for the period either

Indonesia Sulawesi mine collapse

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

Miners' union protest against increasing mine explosion incident in Pakistan.

More than 200 laborers die on an average in coal mine-related explosions across the country every year.

Miners protest Pakistan

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.

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