Lundin Mining, which owns a stake in mining company Thorium Resources, has received a “ministerial notice of concern” from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology after an explosion at its offices in Perth’s northern suburbs.
A blast at the company’s office in the town of Lytton, about 25 kilometres north-east of Perth, sent windows of nearby offices and vehicles flying and left two people injured.
Police said there were no immediate reports of injuries and that they were treating the explosion as a “serious incident”.
“Thorium Mining Australia is working closely with the relevant authorities to identify the source of the explosion and investigate the incident,” the company said in a statement.
The company said it was “saddened and deeply concerned” about the incident and that it was cooperating fully with the authorities.
“We are cooperating fully to the authorities, including providing all necessary information and supporting their inquiries,” it said.
Thorium Resources is a joint venture between the Norwegian company Thorvalds Resources and the Swedish mining company, Lundin.