Papua New Guinea: Reports of violence at Barrick-operated Porgera mine
Recent media reports cite incidents of injuries and killings at the Porgera gold mine. Mine operator, Barrick Niugini Limited (BNL), said the injuries were sustained by intruders after falling from extremely steep inclines of the mine. BNL said that it is providing the required medical treatment. Moreover, the company has denied the reports alleging that the injured were shot by the police or the mine security.