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Families desperately await news of Burkina miners trapped for 26 days

Families desperately await news of Burkina miners trapped for 26 days

THIAM NDIAGA THE families of eight missing miners in Burkina Faso desperately awaited news from rescue teams continuing to locate the men who have been stuck underground for 26 days. There has been no communication with the miners since they were trapped more than 500 metres (1,640 ft) below ground during a flood at Canada-based Trevali Mining Corp's Perkoa zinc mine on April 16. It is possible that the men reached a rescue chamber stocked with food and water, Trevali said. After pumping water out of the mine for weeks, rescue teams were nearing the chamber on Thursday, a company spokesperson…
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