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Mystery of Nigeria child deaths solved

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 03:53 AM
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Mystery of Nigeria child deaths solved


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Yangalama, Northern Nigeria (CNN) -- Standing in the graveyard Rabiu Mohammed prays silently in a cemetery that has filled quickly with small tell-tale mounds of earth.

It's hard to imagine as many freshly dug little graves side by side in a place that's not a war zone -- as there are right now in the Nigerian village of Yangalama.

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 03:53 AM
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They began dying in January. For months the cause was a mystery, until local authorities, disturbed by the strange manner of the deaths, called in international medical agencies.

By March it was clear the problem was massive and widespread lead poisoning.......

.....Unwittingly, the villagers brought the lead into their own homes. Searching for gold in nearby mines, they took the metal ore home where it was smashed and processed in the village. The lead and other waste metals are released and discarded.

Unofficial mining is illegal but this region in northern Nigeria is rich in minerals and many people depend on it for their livelihoods.

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What a shame, all of these dead children and it turns out to be the fault of the parents themselves. Could you imagine? Your child dies and then you find out that it is your fault for breaking a law that you didn't understand. Maybe this is why you shouldn't break the law without knowing the ramifications of your actions. These children died because of the stupidity of their parents.

--airspoon

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 11:32 AM
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I think its a bit more complicated then to simply state the parenst are at fault for not obeying law... what if instead of pumping money into a law designed for profit they'd give those miners the tools and knowhow to provide for their family... dont you think governments knew of those people illegaly mining gold?

I see unknowing parents trying to fend for themselves and while intel was available wich could have saved their kids, that intel wasn't available to them...

Its all for profit.. and the fact that government made that law (in favor of respective corporations) can now be used to cleanse their hands from guilt...

this is no different from not having a sewage system in place in rural areas... some responsibilities lie and remain with governments who get paid to bear those responsibilities and this situation is a prime example...



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 01:07 PM
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seriously how is this the parents fault? their actions caused it, but its not their fault that they have to struggle to survive in a country so full of natural wealth. theres so much greed in n-igeria as well as the rest of the world. that country should be a paradise and the people should want for naught. but instead all the oil, gold, coal, etc is mined up by outsiders and taken away while the n.igerian people starve and die on the pollution left behind.

dont blame the parents trying to find a way to support their families, blame the capitalists who come and rape the country of its resources and leave devastation in their wake.

lol why did it change n.igerian into n-wordian? check your filters 'n-word' has 2 G's.

[edit on 11-6-2010 by abcddcba]

[edit on 11-6-2010 by abcddcba]




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