posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 12:36 AM
reply to post by OzWeatherman
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
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.