India: Women seek damages for miner husbands’ deaths | DW News

Women in India’s Rajasthan state are demanding compensation for the deaths of their husbands while they worked as sandstone miners.

Sandstone mining in this western state is a labor intensive process that also includes breaking the rock into smaller pieces by hand tools. A process that exposes miners to fine silica dust that causes deadly silicosis.

The lung disease has been responsible for the deaths of many men who worked as miners. And in a cruel twist of fate, their widows, who are demanding compensation for their deaths, are also having to work in the same mines to support their families. DW Correspondent Adil Bhat reports from the village of Budhpura.

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