SEMAFO has reported an attack on the road between Fada and the Boungou Mine site in the Est region of Burkina Faso.
The incident happened approximately 40 kilometers from the Boungou mine.
The convoy, escorted by military personnel, comprised five buses transporting SEMAFO national employees, contractors and suppliers.
Information currently has several fatalities and injuries. The company will issue a more fulsome statement when complete details are known.
Boungou mine site remains secured and the operations are not affected.
The company is working with all levels of authorities to ensure the on-going safety and security of our employees, contractors and suppliers.
SEMAFO expresses its sincere sympathy to families of the victims in addition to its firm support of Burkina Faso’s security forces.