SEMAFO's Boungo mine in Burkina Faso

TSX-listed gold miner SEMAFO reports that an employee of a local contractor passed away yesterday from injuries sustained during an accident at its Mana mine in Burkina Faso.

The accident occurred when the individual, who was driving a haul truck, unexpectedly lost control of the vehicle.

SEMAFO has been working in collaboration with the relevant local authorities and the contractor to determine the cause of the accident.

Management would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased.

SEMAFO’s Mana mine in Burkina Faso includes the high-grade satellite deposit of Siou, and is targeting production start-up of the Boungou mine in the second quarter of 2018.

SEMAFO’s strategic focus is to maximise shareholder value by effectively managing its existing assets as well as pursuing organic and strategic growth opportunities.