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Shanta Gold reported fire incident at New Luika gold mine in Tanzania


 Shanta Gold, the East Africa focused gold production and exploration company, advises that on the morning of 8 January 2015, there was a fire incident in the screening section of the recently commissioned crushing circuit of the gold processing plant at its New Luika Gold Mine in south western Tanzania. Two people suffered minor injuries but were able to return to work later in the shift. The rest of the processing plant was not affected. 

Whilst repairs are being undertaken there is expected to be no impact on this quarter’s gold production as the Company is able to revert back to the standby crusher.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the incident. Shanta Gold regards the health and safety of its employees, and of the members of the local communities in which it operates, as its highest priority and is treating this incident with the utmost seriousness.