Girl disappeared in landfill where she worked. There are 4 million Indians picking up trash
A 12-year-old girl has been buried for almost two days in the trash after collapsing in a large landfill where she worked in western India. Of the four million Indians who pick up the garbage, most are children
Rescuers continue to search Monday for a 12-year-old girl who had been buried for nearly two days in the trash after collapsing at a large landfill in western India. Neha Vasava and a six-year-old boy were collecting plastic and metal from a 25 to 30-meter-high pile of rubbish at the Pirana landfill in Ahmedabad, when part of the pile collapsed on them on Saturday night.
About four million Indians, many of them children, work in dangerous and unsanitary conditions in landfills to collect various materials for sale.
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