March 22, 2015
“The Bisha Mine experienced an act of vandalism…” Nevsun Resources Ltd.
Bisha Mine in Eritrea experienced an act of vandalism
Pro-Ethiopian regime bloggers reported that “Ethiopian Airforce conducted airstrike at a gold mine processing facility, near the capital Asmara”, so far both Ethiopian and Eritrean officials didn’t confirm whether or not the airstrike took place.
Vancouver based Nevsun Resources Ltd. Which operate the Bisha Mine in Eritrea says;
The Bisha Mine experienced an act of vandalism on March 20 during the nightshift in which minor damages were sustained to the base of the tailings thickener, resulting in the release of water into the plant area. The required repairs and cleanup from the incident were minor and are incorporated into the plant re-start later this week. Additional safeguards have been adopted to ensure site and personnel safety and security while the Eritrean and mine security forces undertake an investigation.
Nevsun Resources Ltd. never mentioned any sort of airstrike or attack.