8 South African Gold Miners Shot

The Associated Press reported that South African police were searching for the killers of eight gold miners, who were found dead at an illegal shaft on the outskirts of Johannesburg.

According to the publication:

Illegal mining is common in South Africa, a major producer of gold and platinum. Workers brave unsafe conditions below ground amid reports of the involvement of organized crime and even clashes between rival groups seeking to extract precious metal from shafts.

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