Anger in Jerada after the death of two miners (video)

Local residents took to the streets to demonstrate.

The tension is rising in Jerada. After the death of the two miners, last Friday at the collapse of an illegal mine, found yesterday place in Jerada demonstrations against the social crisis that the region of Jerada. The protesters also demand a compensation for the families of the two victims of 23 and 30 years old, reports Telquel.

The families of the two victims refuse to bury the bodies so far. "We live in a destroyed area where some inhabitants have no choice but to dig mines to meet their needs," said Said Zeroual, a member of the local branch of the Moroccan Association for human rights (AMDH).

The city is historically known for its coal mining since the years 1920 was operated. The mines of Jerada formed a source of activity for the inhabitants of the city before their closure in July 2000 as a result of the increase in the cost of extraction, which more and more untenable in the light of the international price.

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