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At least 36 killed in collapse at Glencore mine in Congo

Richard Muyej, the governor of Lualaba province, told Reuters that the accident occurred in the KOV open-pit mine at the Kamoto Copper Company concession, in which Glencore owns a 75 per cent stake.

By: Reuters | Dakar | Updated: June 27, 2019 8:39:35 pm
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At least 36 illegal miners were killed on Thursday when a copper mine owned by Glencore collapsed in a southeast Congo, the provincial governor said.

Richard Muyej, the governor of Lualaba province, told Reuters that the accident occurred in the KOV open-pit mine at the Kamoto Copper Company concession, in which Glencore owns a 75 per cent stake.

A Glencore spokesman had no immediate comment.

(More details awaited)

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