On April 16, 2022, a flooding event following heavy rainfall triggered an evacuation of the Perkoa Mine in Burkina Faso. Eight of our colleagues were trapped underground and tragically could not be saved. Their bodies were recovered and returned to their families. All of us at Trevali grieve their loss.
The Company is working closely with Burkinabe authorities to investigate the cause of the flooding event. Mining and milling operations at Perkoa will remain suspended for the foreseeable future and the Company has suspended its production and cost guidance for 2022 as it relates to Perkoa. Please see our News page for further updates: https://trevali.com/news/2022