According to videos that have gone viral on social media, Congolese villagers have discovered a gold mountain.
An initial 30-second video shows hundreds of villagers digging for gold on top of a mountain. Another video shows them separating the gold from the earth.
El Dorado in real life!
Congolese Villagers get the biggest surprise of their lives, after discovering a whole mountain full of Gold!
They are digging the soil with gold deposits in it, and taking them home. pic.twitter.com/ZaoyEQKkXr
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) March 2, 2021
According to BBC news pidgin, the Congolese government has sent police to secure the site.
Where is the “mountain of gold”?
Villagers has discovered a treasure mountain. The whole mountain is gold! People are digging and just taking the soil back to their homes, the gold to be washed and then smelted into dory.
Sadly,Congo is one of the poorest country we have in Africa. Whites have misused us pic.twitter.com/OCCNhNtuSs
— DENIS AUNGA. (@denis_aunga) March 2, 2021
A BBC journalist in DRC said the mountain is located in Brava village, 35km north of Bukavu. According to the same source, the government has deployed police to restore order and recover the gold that the villagers have dug.
Although the Democratic Republic of Congo has rich reserves of minerals like cobalt, diamonds, copper, and gold, this African country’s citizens remain among the world’s poorest.
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