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Congo Says Toxic Leak at Diamond Mine Part-Owned by Russia’s Alrosa Killed 12

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo said a toxic-waste leak at a mine in neighboring Angola that is part-owned by the world’s biggest diamond miner has killed 12 people and sickened thousands in the central African country, deepening concerns about pollution in an industry often active in hard-to-monitor places.

Congo’s environment minister, Eve Bazaiba, told reporters Thursday that it would seek compensation from Angola for the damage caused by the spill at the Catoca mine, in which Moscow-listed Alrosa PJSC owns a 41% stake.

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