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.”

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