B.C. company reports no survivors found in shelter chamber after mine flooding in Burkina Faso

B.C.-based Trevali Mining Corp. says none of the eight workers missing since the flooding of the Perkoa mine in Burkina Faso a month ago has been able to reach an underground chamber of refuge.

The company, which is headquartered in Vancouver, said rescuers, who were working around the clock to drain water from the mine, reached the shelter 570 meters underground but found it intact with no one there. inside.

Trevali CEO Ricus Grimbeek called the news devastating.

The company says search teams will continue to work at maximum capacity until the missing people are found.

There has been no communication with the eight missing workers since the mine was flooded after heavy rains hit the area on April 16.

The company said it was working closely with authorities as it investigated the cause of the flooding.