June 27, 2019 / 2:50 PM / 3 months ago

At least 36 killed in collapse at Glencore mine in Congo

DAKAR, June 27 (Reuters) - 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% stake.

A Glencore spokesman had no immediate comment.

Reporting By Aaron Ross Editing by Edward McAllister

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