A VILLAGE, MINED
THE WEEK|October 10, 2021
The victims of a recent landslide in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra blame an iron ore mine for the disaster
DNYANESH JATHAR

ON THE MORNING of July 29, Renu Khanolkar was busy with household chores when she heard a loud noise. In the next few minutes, her house was engulfed by a flood of muddy water. An earthen embankment (a raised structure made from compacted soil to confine run-off) at a controversial iron ore mine had burst following a landslide, and a flood of mud swept through Kalane village in Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra.

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