Kumba suspends production at Sishen mine in S.Africa

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Kumba Iron Ore suspended production at its Sishen mine in South Africa after employees who embarked on an illegal strike blocked access to the pit, the company said on Thursday.

Kumba, a unit of Anglo American and one of the world's top 10 producers of iron ore, said it had sufficient stockpiles and output from other mines to supply customers for "some time".

(Reporting by Agnieszka Flak; editing by David Dolan)

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