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Gold seekers dig deep for bullion dreams as hundreds try their luck

By Agence France-presse ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-05-04 07:45:54

NIAMEY, Niger - Arriving on motorcycles and donkeys, in cars, or even on foot, hundreds of people have flocked to a site in southern Niger hoping to strike gold.

The news spread like wildfire: gold had apparently been discovered deep in Kafa-Koira, just south of the country's capital Niamey.

"I came to try my luck," Kadri Issia told AFP, with a pickax slung over his shoulder. He comes from Dan-Zama, about 10 kilometers north of the site.

Gold seekers dig deep for bullion dreams as hundreds try their luck

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