Afghan miners toil with stone-age machinery

Conditions in mines are dangerously primitive and muscle power rules as machinery is antiquated.

Last Modified: 12 Oct 2013 06:44
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A trip down a coal mine in Afghanistan is like stepping back in time.

Conditions are dangerously primitive and muscle power rules, because machinery is non-existent or antique.

Al Jazeera's Jane Ferguson reports from Baghlan province.


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