British Columbia Sun

B.C. firm reports no survivors seen in refuge chamber after Burkina Faso mine flood

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Key takeaways: 

  • None of the eight employees missing in the flooded Perkoa Mine could get to the underground chamber.
  • B.C.-based Trevali Mining Corp. stopped operations at its Perkoa mine on April 16, when big rainfall-induced flash floods left eight employees missing underground.

 B.C.-based Trevali Mining Corp. says none of the eight employees missing since the Perkoa Mine in Burkina Faso flooded a month back were able to get an underground refuge room.

The firm, headquartered in Vancouver, says recovery workers, functioning 24 hours a day to clear water from the mine, reached the refuge 570 meters below ground but found it entire with no one inside.

Trevali CEO Ricus Grimbeek called it shocking news.

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B.C.-based Trevali Mining Corp. says none of the eight employees missing since the Perkoa Mine in Burkina Faso flooded a month back were able to get an underground refuge room

The firm says search units will continue working at total capacity until recovered the missing individuals.

There has been no contact with the eight missing workers since the mine was flooded after hefty rainfall on April 16.

The firm has said it’s working near with management to analyze the reason for the flooding.

Source – cbc.ca

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