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Nevsun reports vandalism at Eritrea mine but nothing about air raid
Nevsun Resources Describes Reported Attack on Eritrea Mine as 'Act of Vandalism'
Claire Brownell and Peter Koven
National Post, Toronto
Monday, March 23, 2015
Nevsun Resources Ltd. is describing an attack on its Bisha mine in Eritrea as an "act of vandalism," an account that contrasts starkly with African media reports saying the mine was bombed by Ethiopan fighter jets.
In a statement released Sunday, Nevsun said vandals caused minor damage to the base of a tailings thickener at the mine during the night shift on Friday, releasing water into the plant area.
But the Ethiopian news site Tigrai Online said it had confirmed a report that the Ethiopian air force bombed the mine on Friday. Sudanese newspaper Al-Sahafa was the first to report that the attack was a military operation from Ethiopia.
"The Bisha gold mine, which is about 150 kilometers from the city of Asmara, is on fire and huge fire and smoke can be seen from far away," the reports claimed. ...
A source close to Nevsun said the company is not sure what happened and isn't ruling out any possibilities until it completes an investigation. Nevsun's statement said the company has implemented additional safety precautions and no employees were harmed. ...
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