Italian citizen, Verni Osvaldo Somilo
, born in 1959, contacted the tourist police department of the Department of Environmental Affairs of the Tajik Ministry of Internal Affairs for help by phone and said that his backpack was lost on "Khujand-Dushanbe" highway and his motorcycle was broken.
is developing a third gold mine at Loulo, about 20 km from Kenieba, close to the border with Senegal.
The Societe Miniere de Loulo (Somilo
), owned jointly by the Mali Government (51%) and the French Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres (BRGM), was formed in 1988 but commercial production was not expected to begin until 1990 at the earliest.