Atlas' Carmen copper-gold mine suffers collapse after typhoon

Atlas Mining's Carmen mining pit collapsed on Monday December 21 after heavy rainfall in recent months was exacerbated by a typhoon that earlier hit the Philippines’ Toledo City, the company said.

Carmen Copper Corp (CCC), operator of the mine, confirmed that at around 4.15 pm local time on Monday a landslide occurred at the Carmen Pit, CCC’s mine operations site.

“The incident was traceable to the incessant rains for the past several months and aggravated by...

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Julian Luk

December 22, 2020

05:41 GMT

Hong Kong