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Illegal miners use bare hands and bathtubs to extract coal in Bosnia

Dado Ruvic / Reuters

Illegal miners prepare to transport a bathtub filled with coal in the village of Stranjani, near Zenica, on Dec. 11.

There are about 20 illegal mines near the village of Stranjani, where Bosnians dig for coal with their bare hands and use makeshift tools, such as bathtubs, to transport the coal. One bag of their coal is sold for $4 dollars, which is popular with the locals as it is cheaper than the coal sold at the legal city mine. 

-- Reuters

Dado Ruvic / Reuters

An illegal miner loads coal into a bathtub at a mine in the village of Stranjani, near Zenica, on Dec. 11.

Dado Ruvic / Reuters

An illegal miner sieves coal in the village of Stranjani, near Zenica, on Dec. 11.

Dado Ruvic / Reuters

Illegal miners transport coal in a bathtub in the village of Stranjani, near Zenica, on Dec. 11.

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