Kumtor, in Kyrgyzstan’s east, accounts for about 10 per cent of the country’s GDP, according to the World Bank. Photo: Reuters

Kyrgyzstan halts work at Chinese gold mine after 20 hurt in clashes over toxic spill fears

  • Workers and villagers threw stones at each other as 300 residents gathered to demand that operator Zhong Ji Mining stop work
  • Protests began after livestock grazing nearby began to die last month, though officials say tests did not show harmful substances from mine
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Kumtor, in Kyrgyzstan’s east, accounts for about 10 per cent of the country’s GDP, according to the World Bank. Photo: Reuters
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