Axar.Az Logo

Dozens killed in attack on Canadian mine workers

Home page Incident
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Unidentified assailants attacked a convoy transporting employees of a Canadian gold mining company in Burkina Faso, killing 37 people and injuring 60 others, officials said. reports citing UPI that the attack occurred Wednesday on a road between Fada and Semafo's Boungou Mine, the Montreal-based company said in a statement.

The five-bus convoy transporting Semafo national employees, contractors and suppliers were escorted by military personnel when it was attacked some 25 miles from the gold mine, it said.

Lt. Col. Saidou T.P. Sanou, the governor of the country's eastern region, described the attack as an "ambush."

Nearly 500,000 people have been forced to flee their homes due to the violence with nearly 270,000 displaced in the past three months, the U.N. reported last month, adding that since last year, more than 500 people have been killed in 472 attacks throughout the country.

2019.11.07 / 12:12
See also

Fire spreads to houses in Bodrum: Village is evacuated...

An explosion on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border

5.0-magnitude quake hits Iran

Turkish fighters bombed terrorists

A powerful explosion in the Caspian Sea - Video

Magnitude 5.9 erthquake occurs in Chile

5.1-magnitude earthquake rattles southern Philippines

Hot air balloon crash kills five in New Mexico

Earthquake in Istanbul: residential building was damaged

Boat collided with a ship in Istanbul - Video

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla