Diamond mines in Africa
To start, 2 different types of diamond mines are , digging/sifting for diamonds and compresser mining. Next, to dig for diamonds, kids make a hole in the ground and pile up all of the dirt. Then, other kids come and take some of the dirt and put in a sifter, where they sift through all the dirt and find diamonds. Last, to compressor mine, kids have to go under water and dig the dirt off the lake floor they have a hose in there mouth witch is connect to a compresser. This is the most dangerous type of mining because of the high risk of drowning. Diamond mines are mainly found in India or Africa. The miners aren't even payed 1% of the worth of the stones they cut. In Africa, 46% of diamond miners are between 5-16. They have to work 10 hours a day and earn less than 1 dollar a day. Miners are at a high risk of illnesses. Diamond miners have little to no safety equipment or tools. I think kids should not be used for diamond mining. Many child miners don't go to school, and when they're adults, they can't get a job, so they're always working in a diamond mine. The children are sold into diamond mines because they don't have money and the kids debt is never paid off. The mines are a pit of rocks, oil, and engine exhaust.
These kids are working in a diamond mine. They have to work in the hot summer sun.
This 11 year old works at a Compresser mine. This is one of the most dangerous type of mining,because of the high risk of drowning.
These kids have to dig 5-10 hrs a day.
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