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29 men died after a second explosion struck the Pike river coal mine, near Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island of NZ today. One was only a teenager and was for his first day in the mine. A 25 year old scotsman was going to marry in december. They all have a story They all had a life and grief has struck as they all will be missed very much.
This is a tragic day and our deepest sympathies, goes out to the family and friends of the miners. Thoughts and prayers of all of us here in Christchurch will be with the people on the West Coast.