A convoy of buses carrying employees and contractors of a Canadian gold mining firm and its military escort fell victim to an armed ambush in eastern Burkina Faso.
More than 37 dead and 60 injured!
There is no danger to the mine itself at the moment, the company has said meanwhile.
37 employees of the Semafo Mine in Burkina Faso have been killed, 60 injured- after their convoy was attacked. pic.twitter.com/vFrqUaUxM8— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) November 6, 2019
The Canadian government has denounced the attack in the West African country.
Canada condemns today's terrorist attack against a convoy of Burkinabè workers of the Canadian mining company SEMAFO. We offer our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims.— Canada in BFA (@CanEmbBFA) November 6, 2019
It is still unclear if there are Canadian nationals among the victims. However, the mine responsible said there were “no reports” of Canadians hurt in the ambush.
This terror attack is the deadliest in five years of near-constant extremist violence in the country.