Attack on mine convoy in Burkina Faso leaves 37 dead

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.

(AFP)
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