Trevali Mining Corp. says none of the eight workers lacking since the Perkoa Mine in Burkina Faso flooded a month ago had been in a space to attain an underground refuge chamber.

The Vancouver-primarily based mostly firm says rescue workers had been working 24 hours a day to dewater the mine, and reached the refuge 570 metres below floor but stumbled on it intact with nobody inside.

“Right here’s devastating news and we’d are seeking to produce our deepest sympathies to our colleagues’ households and chums all the intention thru this sophisticated time,” acknowledged Trevali CEO Ricus Grimbeek in a Tuesday news free up.

“We are in a position to continue our search efforts unabated and reaffirm our dedication to work at beefy-tempo to search out our colleagues.”

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There was once no communication with the eight lacking workers since the mine was once flooded after heavy rainfall in the dwelling on April 16.

In its news free up, Trevali acknowledged it has been in end contact with their households and is working closely with authorities in Burkina Faso and the nation’s mining neighborhood to examine the cause for the flooding.

Trevali owns 90 per cent of the Perkoa Mine, 90 per cent of the Rosh Pinah Mine in Namibia, and all of the Caribou Mine in northern Recent Brunswick. It also has a 44 per cent hobby in the Gergarub Project in Namibia.

In step with its web dwelling, the massive majority of its earnings is generated from zinc and lead.

— With files from Global News’ Elizabeth McSheffrey

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