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2006-01-10 08:19:26

By Janusz Chmielewski RUDA SLASKA, Poland (Reuters) - As the train rumbles north, the security guards on board finger their guns nervously, peering through the snow for any sign of bandits eager to steal their precious cargo -- coal. Police say organized gangs and freelance scavengers, drawn from Poland's army of unemployed, risk death or dismemberment to steal coal from trains as they cross southern Silesia, the country's industrial heartland. Some 200,000 coal miners have lost...


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