Rescuers recovered the bodies of eight miners trapped in a South African gold mine after an underground fire this week, authorities said Thursday.
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In this recent article, it's telling us about the accident that has happened last Tuesday. There was a fire in a gold mine and on Thursday they have rescued eight men, with one still missing. They believe that the fire was caused when a rock tumbled and broke a cable, causing it to spark and to create a fire. This happens quite often all over Africa, both serious and not so serious mining accidents. Much of Africa's profits come from mining and exporting mining materials. There are many different kinds of mining done all over Africa, gold being one of the main ones. This shows us a real side to the African works. They say that the spark was probably caused because of its poor cables. It also shows us how hard and what people go through on a daily basis to earn profit. Many African's jobs are in the mining business. Mining is also very dangerous, many slight accidents occur daily and many deaths and injuries happen when something goes wrong. People need to go through this, just to be able to earn enough money to survive. In my opinion this article is ridiculous. Its sad enough knowing that people have to work like this to make a living, but when they can't even work in a safe environment because no one tries to make any improvements is unbelievable.