Death traps: In Madhya Pradesh, people, cattle perish in mining black holes

“Quarrying pits that are left unfenced or unfilled prove deadly for people and animals.A water-filled mining pit near Khajuraho in Chhatarpur district where two children had drowned earlier this year,” reports Neeraj Santoshi. “When two youths recently drowned in a stone quarry, it was the proverbial last straw for the villagers in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district where such open pits claimed many lives. The angry villagers agreed to cremate the bodies only after a case of “causing death by negligence” was filed against the mine owner, supervisor and two others.”

Read more here

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s