BUNDI: Ten persons died from silicosis in 2015 while 119 others were diagnosed with the lung disease in Dabi mining area of the district, an NGO working for mining labour rights in Rajasthan has claimed.

Silicosis is an incurable lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica dust and is marked by inflammation and scarring in the lungs. Labourers working in mines are the worst affected by it.

While ten persons died, 119 others were diagnosed to be suffering from silicosis. Read more

Courtesy: The Economic Times