India Tea Plantation Deaths

India Tea Plantation Deaths

In this Aug. 25, 2014, photo, tea worker Puliya Mahali looks in vain while sitting in her house in Bundapani, 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Siliguri in the Indian northeastern estate of West Bengal. When the Bundapani tea estate closed last year, death arrived soon after. Puliya, seeming 20 years older than her 50, sat emaciated on the floor, her tiny arms mummified by malnutrition. She cannot move anymore, so her husband Ramesh cannot leave her to look for work. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

In this Aug. 25, 2014, photo, tea worker Puliya Mahali looks in vain while sitting in her house in Bundapani, 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Siliguri in the Indian northeastern estate of West Bengal. When the Bundapani tea estate closed last year, death arrived soon after. Puliya, seeming 20 years older than her 50, sat emaciated on the floor, her tiny arms mummified by malnutrition. She cannot move anymore, so her husband Ramesh cannot leave her to look for work. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

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