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37 dead in attack on mine convoy in Burkina Faso: regional governor

AFP  |  Ouagadougou 

An attack on a convoy transporting local employees of Canadian mining company Semafo in Burkina Faso left 37 people dead and 60 wounded on Wednesday, a regional governor said.

Saidou Sanou, the governor of Est Region, said in a statement that the ambush by "unidentified armed individuals" took place on Wednesday morning. Mine owner Semafo Inc. had earlier reported that several people had been killed.

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First Published: Thu, November 07 2019. 03:05 IST
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