Child Labourer Work At Bholagonj Stone Quarry . At Least 9 , 000 People Includin ...
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Source: photographer Based in: Bangladesh
Description: Child labourer work at Bholagonj Stone Quarry . At least 9 , 000 people including 3000 women and 1000 children work as stone labourer , on the bank of the Dholai river , in Bholaganj , Sylhet . Millions of tons of boulders , pebbles and stones slide along the strong current of the Mari river , coming from the great Himalayas of India . The average income of the stone laborer is less than 150 taka per day , about 2 US Dollars . Stone extraction goes on in the area for about eight months a year , except the rainy season . On an average 300 trucks load of stones are sent to Sylhet and other parts of Bangladesh everyday . Bangladesh . July 25 , 2008 .