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LUSAKA, June 17 (Reuters) – Lumwana Mining Ltd. lost $1.8 million in revenue equivalent to 500 tonnes in copper production following a national power blackout in Zambia that affected its operations for 18 hours, its chief executive officer said.

“For us the loss in revenue is $1.8 million (equivalent to) 500 tonnes of copper,” Lumwana’s chief executive officer Harry Michael told Reuters on Wednesday by telephone from Solwezi, more than 700 km northwest of Lusaka.

(Reporting By Shapi Shacinda) 

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