Saturday, 13 October 2007

Gold-seekers stone helicopter, three arrested

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By George Marato, Musoma

Police in Musoma yesterday arrested three persons for allegedly stoning a patrol helicopter, property of Barrick Gold Mine, injuring both the pilot and co-pilot.

The incident occurred when a group of people was in the process of sneaking into North Mara gold mine the Mara, Regional Police Commander, David Ole Saibull, has said.

In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, Saibull said the incident occurred on Thursday evening at around 9.00 am, when the company`s helicopter was taking aerial photographs around the mine.

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