Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Hundreds risk lives in Morocco 'mines of death'They call them "the mines of death". In the neglected northern Moroccan mining city of Jerada, hundreds of people risk their lives every day to scrape a meager living from perilous abandoned coal pits. Last week, two brothers died in a tunnel accident, 85 meters below ground, sparking days of mass protests in the impoverished city.That's why I risk my life," Daioui said.Earning as little as 100 dirhams ($11) per day, he has worked in the mines for over three years.The mine was the economic lifeblood of Jerada, employing some 9,000 workers, until it was shut down in the late 1990s by authorities who argued it was too expensive to run.Thousands of people have since left the city and the population has fallen from 60,000 people to fewer than 45,000 .
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE