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posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 10:53 PM
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All miners dead after second explosion: police


news.ninemsn.com.au

All 29 miners trapped in the Pike River Coal Mine in New Zealand are dead after a second explosion, according to the leaders of the recovery operation.

Pike River CEO Peter Whittall said he was looking at CCTV footage when the second blast occurred.
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posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 10:53 PM
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Sorry to say that all the miners are dead. Apparently there was no way they could have survived the second blast at all. Its even sadder due to the fact that a miners helmet with the headlamp still glowing was found prior to the explosion

Police are now saying its a recovery mission

Best wishes to all the families affected by this tragedy

RIP

news.ninemsn.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)

Mods please move to more appropriate forum
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posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 11:04 PM
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Ahh CRAP.

I heard more on this less than an hour ago and they were still struggling with a little hope after that helmet was found.

This is bad news indeed.... Those families must be absolutely devastated..

Damn...

RIP.




posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 11:08 PM
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Alternative link to the story:
All 29 miners trapped in Pike River mine dead after second blast

Condolences to all the family and friends affected by this tragedy.

Currently the cause of the second explosion is unknown.
edit on 23/11/2010 by Dark Ghost because: fixed link



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by Dark Ghost
Another link to the story can be found here: All miners dead after second explosion

Condolences to all the family and friends affected by this tragedy.

Currently the cause of the second explosion is unknown.


Terrible day, I am very sorry for the friends and family of those brave men who take such a risky job to provide for their families.

Deepest most sincere condolences.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 11:14 PM
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Sorry to here this terrible news.

Condolences from myself and I am sure the rest of my country (USA) to your countrymen and those of NZ.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 11:16 PM
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Damnit! I hate hearing about all these mining accidents. What are they mining for anyway? Why do we still do this? Don't we have enough STUFF???
Are they mining diamonds? We don't need anymore
Are they mining gold? Let the bankers do it.
Are they mining coal? We have solar.

It's a barbaric occupation. It's almost safer to be an astronaut!

Put an end to mining. It's too dangerous and not needed. I can't see one thing they're mining for that's absolutely essential to planet Earth at this time. Not one.
edit on 23-11-2010 by Human_Alien because: grammar



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by LoneGunMan
Sorry to here this terrible news.

Condolences from myself and I am sure the rest of my country (USA) to your countrymen and those of NZ.



Im not actually from New Zealand, but being an Aussie, we consider NZ our brother. This must be a hard time for those families.

I only hope they can recover the bodies for a proper burial



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 11:47 PM
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That's horrible- God bless and godspeed...



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 12:08 AM
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Very sad day in NZ. This was a gas mine.
On the news it was mentioned that a report came out 3 years ago warning of safety issues.



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 12:11 AM
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It's sad, especially with the other mine survivors in the news at the moment.

Ironically they are now sending in Search and Rescue teams.

MM



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 12:26 AM
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Condolences to the families of the hardworking miners. Wish it could
have ended on a happier note. RIP



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 12:36 AM
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Hi Oz,

You guys sent your experts, robot etc - huge thanks to you. And thanks to the whole world who made their expertise available.

As the PM said, we are a country in mourning.

I would just like to say that Peter Whittle has been brilliant throughout - the guy knew those miners well so he is grieving too but he still has to take part in the recovery and he is still very much involved with the families. As he said, "We want our boys back".

In a sparsely populated region like the west coast, this is equivalent to somewhere like Auckland losing thousands of people at once. Everyone is affected.

Those men were very brave, as are all miners.

One small consolation - the reading of methane was 95% so the authorities say the men were gone long before the 2nd explosion - a small mercy.



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 12:37 AM
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New Zealander's are like extended kin to us Aussies. My heart aches for all involved. Sincerest condolences.



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 12:43 AM
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so sad, the chile episode has given us all a sence of hope, but at the end of the day, good men have perished for the corporate dollar....again The safety record for these workers is horrible.
RIP
Condolences to all friends and families.



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 01:20 AM
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RIP - we are all thinking about you all.



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 01:34 AM
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Originally posted by remrem
Very sad day in NZ. This was a gas mine.
On the news it was mentioned that a report came out 3 years ago warning of safety issues.


It was pike river coal mine, not a gas mine. The coal was releasing high levels of methane hence the explosions.

FYI the search function is highly neglected here - www.abovetopsecret.com...
Thread has been going for a while =)

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posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 01:59 AM
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Being a kiwi abroad this makes me very homesick, I'm shedding tears for those brave souls who have parted this world and the devestated, heartbroken relatives left to deal with this tragic outcome.
God help them all



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 02:02 AM
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thats sad, hopefully the company gives the families some compensation to help out. Very tragic to hear this



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 02:06 AM
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Hi q,

Yes, the whole community is supporting those families, as is the government.

Those families have to go through untold suffering, but at least they will not have to worry about money.

God bless all those families and the departed miners.





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