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Mining destroys ancient Buddhist caves

Four ancient Buddhist caves have been demolished during mining activities in India.

Amid reports that the four caves, located around 3 kms from here, were destroyed during the routine mining activity of the Mana Opencast Mines of Western Coalfields Limited on Wednesday, District Collector Vijay Waghmare said WCL “had not obtained any permission for the demolition of caves”.

“We would take up the issue with the State Archeology Department,” Waghmare said.

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Story: MSN | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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