He has been digging coal illegally since he was 8 years old. “I’m tired”

Narrator: Ringi Kumari has been working in India’s largest coal mine since she was eight years old.

Ringi Kumari, Coal Collector: I have to put all my strength into the swing.

Narrator: Technically, it’s illegal for her to be here, but she risks her life every day to feed her family. Inhales toxic fumes. Her hands and feet often burn.

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