NORTH MARA INTRUDER INCIDENTS
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, September, 2023 – Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD) (TSX:ABX) – On 21 September an incident occurred where approximately 100 intruders unlawfully invaded the mine property during heavy rainfall.
Unarmed private security contractors responded in an attempt to repel the armed invaders but subsequently requested police intervention to remove the aggressive intruders from the mine site. Seven intruders were arrested and based on initial police findings, some had sustained injuries as a result of fighting amongst themselves. Another intruder, injured in the fighting amongst themselves, was found unconscious by the police but later succumbed to his injuries while being transported to the Tarime District Hospital.
On 22 September a second incident occurred where police once again engage with aggressive armed invaders in an attempt to prevent them from illegally entering the Gena Pit. During the incident, a policeman discharged his firearm and wounded an intruder. The intruder was transported to the Musoma hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on 27 September.
The police have launched investigations into both incidents.
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