Death toll rises to 43 at Glencore mine in Congo after collapse

first_imgOfficials said the miners were working on the site illegally and had no approval or permits, a common occurrence in south Congo and Africa generally. Old-fashioned and unregulated methods, which can compromise safety, cost dozens of lives a year in Congo alone.A union official representing KCC employees, said a crack in part of the pit had been noticed on Wednesday. He said KCC had put up red warning signs, but the diggers had ignored them.Glencore in a statement on Thursday confirmed 19 fatalities and said it was assisting search and rescue operations by local authorities. At least 36 killed in collapse at Glencore mine in Congo For third time, WHO declines to declare Ebola outbreak an emergency Related News Post Comment(s) Congo, Congo mine, Congo mine collapse, Congo Glencore, Glencore, Glencore mine, Glencore mine Congo, Congo news, DRC news, DRC mine collapse, indian express, latest news Officials said the miners were working on the site illegally and had no approval or permits, a common occurrence in south Congo and Africa generally.The number of artisanal miners killed by a landslide at a copper and cobalt mine run by Glencore in southeast Congo rose to 43 on Friday and climb further as the search for missing workers continues, local officials said. Advertising By Reuters |Kinshasa | Published: June 28, 2019 3:55:46 pm Advertising Thursday’s accident occurred in the KOV open-pit mine at the Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) concession near Democratic Republic of Congo’s southern border with Zambia, in which Glencore subsidiary Katanga Mining has a 75% stake.The original death toll was estimated at 36 but rose through Thursday evening and into Friday as more bodies were uncovered, the officials said.“We think that other bodies are still under the rubble,” said Joseph Yav Katshung, the director of cabinet for the governor of the Lualaba province where the incident occurred. First Ebola case in Congo city of Goma detected last_img

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