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Sierra Rutile (ASX: SRX) has reported the death of a worker at Area 1 of its rutile mine in Sierra Leone.

The Perth based miner said an incident had occurred on Tuesday, June 18 which had “tragically resulted in the fatality of a worker on site”.

SRL Managing Director and CEO, Theuns de Bruyn extended the Company’s condolences to the family of the deceased.

“This is a very sad day for SRL and its people, and I offer the company’s deepest sympathies to our colleague’s family, friends and co-workers. Our focus is on supporting them during this trying time,” he said.

“We have launched an investigation to understand the circumstances surrounding this tragic event and will fully cooperate with the relevant authorities on the ground in Sierra Leone.”

The company said that operations at the relevant part of Area 1 had been suspended while an initial review of any safety risk is conducted.

SRX gave no further information but said it will provide further updates as and when appropriate.

SRX was down almost 4% in early trade priced at 13 cents.

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