Press statement: Airport incident

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia ( – A Mongolian employee from the Oyu Tolgoi mine site was allegedly attacked this morning by an assailant at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport.

Oyu Tolgoi employee is currently undergoing surgery.

“Our thoughts are with the victim and his family, at this time” said Oyu Tolgoi spokesperson. 

There is no confirmation about the motive for the attack. Oyu Tolgoi is cooperating fully with the police in their investigation into the incident.

About Oyu Tolgoi LLC (

Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Mongolia's largest copper and gold mining company, is a strategic partnership between the Government of Mongolia, Turquoise Hill Resources and Rio Tinto. Located in the South Gobi, Oyu Tolgoi commenced shipment of product to customers in July 2013. Oyu Tolgoi is managed by Rio Tinto, which is investing global expertise and cutting-edge technology to help develop Mongolia’s mining industry and ensure Oyu Tolgoi is one of the world’s most advanced mines. For Oyu Tolgoi, nothing matters more than safety. The business operates under the principle that if a job cannot be done safely, it will not be done at all.

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