TIL: some people earn a living by diving into sewers to collect tiny specks of gold that are accidentally brushed into the open sewers that run alongside the narrow streets of Dhaka’s historic gold bazaar.

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7535229.stm

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  1. If anyone is interested in watching a documentary:

    [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hocXc2oESZM](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hocXc2oESZM) (22:25-28:10 and 32:30-36:00)

    It is so heartbreaking to see those men dive in and then extract a gram of gold from the sludge by working with toxic chemicals without any protection and directly inhaling hazardous gasses.

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