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South African village sees diamond rush-style influx after crystal-type stone is discovered


South African village sees diamond rush-style influx after crystal-type stone is discovered

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Thousands of treasure seekers flocked to the tiny South African village of KwaHlathi village, believing the area could contain diamonds. It came after a man dug up a crystal-like stone in an open field and put out word on social media of the discovery. As Debora Patta reports, the prospect of finding a diamond sent a ray of hope to one of the poorest regions of South Africa as the coronavirus pandemic worsened decades of extremely high unemployment levels.

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