LUSAKA, April 19 (Reuters) - Zambia's Konkola Copper Mines, owned by London-listed Vedanta Resources, said on Friday that it had closed its Nchanga smelter after a metal leak through the wall of a furnace.
The company said more details about the extent of the damage to the smelter, which produces 311,000 tonnes of copper a year, would be known in the next 24 hours. Zambia is Africa's biggest producer of the industrial metal.
(Reporting by Chris Mfula; Editing by Ed Cropley and Dan Grebler) Keywords: ZAMBIA COPPER/
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