SMM7 9: recently illegal miners gathered in Glencore (Glencore) Congo KOV open-pit copper and cobalt mine held protests, the Congolese army tried to disperse the crowd, warning to the air.
Glencore said in a statement that the army had evacuated the crowd and caused no casualties.
The Lualaba provincial government of the KCC mine, where the mine is located, has made some concessions, promising to allow expelled miners to continue mining, but the miners still doubt whether there will be thousands more to be absorbed in the mine.
In response to the accident, the Congolese interior minister said he would expel all illegal miners by Sunday.
But the illegal miners refused to leave the mine and clashed with the police.
Police had previously said they had begun shutting down illegal trade venues around the copper mine. "related news-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.
On June 27, the KOV open-pit copper and cobalt mine in (KCC), the mining area of Glencore (Glencore) 's Kamoto copper company, partially collapsed, killing at least 43 illegal miners and expelling thousands.
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 Outdated and unregulated mining methods used by miners tend to endanger safety, so mining accidents in the Congo alone kill dozens of people each year.
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