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Six killed in collapse of illegal mine in India's Chhattisgarh

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Dec 2 (Reuters) - Six people were killed while illegally mining limestone in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on Friday, police said. About 12-15 people were working when the mine collapsed in Malgaon village, around 315 km (196 miles) from state capital Raipur. "They were working in a small local mine made by themselves in government land," Nivedita Paul, a senior district police official, told Reuters.

Five of those killed were women while two others suffered minor injuries, Paul added.

(Reporting by Jatindra Dash in Bhubaneswar; writing by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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