June 20, 2018 / 11:29 AM / a month ago

Ten killed in Zambia copper mine dump collapse - police

LUSAKA, June 20 (Reuters) - Ten people were killed and another ten injured after a dumping site for mining waste that contains copper collapsed in Zambia’s copperbelt region in the town of Kitwe, police said on Wednesday.

“The incident happened this morning and at least 10 people have been confirmed dead,” Copperbelt police chief Charity Katanga said by phone from Kitwe, 400 km (248 miles) north of the capital Lusaka. (Reporting by Chris Mfula Writing Mfuneko Toyana Editing by James Macharia)

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