Several workers were trapped inside the collapsed mine in DR Congo.


Workers rescue others trapped in a collapsed mine

Several cobalt miners in Congo were seen in a video saving others who were trapped inside the collapsed mine.

As the video became viral on social media, users have been sharing the video, calling for justice and improved safety standards.

One user commented, “It is worth mentioning that Congo is producing 70 percent of the world’s cobalt without safety standards much worse than this.”

The video shows how workers use their hands to help the trapped workers.

As of today (March 27), there were still no clear figures on how many workers were trapped inside the mine.

The Congo produces 70 percent of the world’s cobalt. Cobalt is an essential part of lithium-ion batteries that give electric vehicles the range and durability needed.

However, despite its vast mineral reserves, DR Congo remains one of the poorest countries in the world.

According to the World Bank, about two-thirds of the population lives on less than $2.15 a day (Dh7.90). RZSP/Expat Media

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