Wall collapses at Glencore mine in DRC, killing at least 2

Chaiman of Glencore's Katanga Mine in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo says pit wall collapsed, leaving two workers dead and five missing

Photo by: AFP (Archive)
Photo by: AFP (Archive)

The Democratic Republic of Congo has enormous potential mineral wealth, with huge reserves of cobalt, copper, diamonds, gold, silver, zinc and uranium largely in the east.

Two workers at Glencore's Katanga Mining copper and cobalt operation in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo died on Tuesday and five remain missing after a pit wall collapsed, the mine's chairman told Reuters.

"We have found two bodies," said Gustave Nzeng, chairman of Kamoto Copper Company (KCC), the joint venture that runs the mine. Glencore said earlier that seven workers had gone missing in the landslide.

TRTWorld, Reuters