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After the collapse of the Glencore copper and cobalt mine, the army will arrive at the illegal trade site around the mining area and will be closed.
Jul 5,2019 09:42CST
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At least 43 illegal miners have been killed in the partial collapse of Glencore's KOV open-pit copper and cobalt mine, where the Congolese army has arrived. Glencore said it hoped the military would "exercise restraint", use appropriate force and provide medical assistance. At present, the mine is still in normal operation.
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SMM7, March 5: Glencore Congo KOV open-pit copper and cobalt mine before the partial collapse, killing at least 43 illegal miners were killed, the Congolese army has arrived at the mine. Glencore said it hoped the military would "exercise restraint", use appropriate force and provide medical assistance.

At present, the mine is still in normal operation. In response to the accident, the Congolese interior minister said he would expel all illegal miners from Glencore (Glencore) 's KOV open-pit copper and cobalt mine by Sunday.

But this week illegal miners refused to leave the mine and clashed with police.

Police say they have begun closing down illegal trading sites around the copper mine.

The mine is one of Zambia's largest copper mines, with KCC producing 152400 tons of copper and 11100 tons of cobalt last year. Glencore's nearby Mutanda project produced 199000 tons of copper and 27300 tons of cobalt last year.

Artisanal mining on the edge of commercial mining areas is a major problem for the whole of Africa. Outdated and unregulated mining methods used by miners tend to endanger safety, so mining accidents in the Congo alone kill dozens of people each year.

 

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