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Burkina Faso: Blais and Facebook Group

burkina faso: They were last heard from on Dec. 15 when Blais posted photos from their trip to Facebook, according to CTV. We're really worried because the communications stopped abruptly and every kind of activity, every trace just completely vanished, Blais' sister, Melanie Blais, told CTV News. In a Facebook group, the family of Edith Blais, said she and her friend Luca Tacchetto were driving through Burkina Faso when they disappeared. Blais, who is from Sherbrooke, Que., met Tacchetto, a 30-year-old architect, in Canada two years ago, the family said. They were on their way to neighbouring Togo to work on a humanitarian project, the Facebook group said. The travellers were on their way to the capital Ouagadougou from Bobo-Dioulasso, the country's second largest city, when communications between them and their families stopped abruptly. ( As reported in the news.