On April 16, 2022, a flooding event following heavy rainfall triggered an evacuation of the Perkoa Mine in Burkina Faso. Trevali advised that eight of our colleagues were missing.
In late May, we reported that six of our missing colleagues were found deceased and on June 8 and June 19, our remaining two colleagues were discovered.
Our deepest condolences are with all our colleagues' families during this difficult time. All of us at Trevali grieve their loss.
The Company is working closely with Burkinabe authorities as it investigates 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