Illegal Miner Killed at Great Panther Silver Mine

Great Panther Silver Ltd. (TSX:GPR,NYSEMKT:GPL) yesterday put out a statement regarding recent “speculative reports about violent incidents” at its Mexico-based Guanajuato Mine Complex.

Robert Archer, president and CEO of Great Panther, commented:

We initially took a non-confrontational approach to keep the illegal miners out of our mine but more recently they have been entering the property by force and with weapons, such that we have had to hire an armed security force to protect our employees, contractors and our assets. Regrettably, there was an altercation with intruders in one of our mines last night that resulted in the death of an illegal miner. In addition, a group of people attacked and vandalized some of the mine offices and vehicles. None of the Company’s employees or contractors was injured.

Click here to read the full Great Panther Silver Ltd. (TSX:GPR,NYSEMKT:GPL) press release.