29 Miners Still Missing Following Coal Mine Blast In NZ
Police Superintendent Gary Knowles (R) and CEO of Pike River Coal Mine Peter Whittall speak at a press conference on November 22, 2010 in Greymouth, New Zealand. Police authorities confirmed two Australians, two Britons, and a South African are amongst the New Zealand mine crew reported missing following a blast at the mine 50 kilometers north of Greymouth on New Zealand's west coast on October 19. There has been no contact with the missing miners since the blast and specialist safety rescue crews are on standby until air and gas levels are cleared as safe for the rescue operation to commence.
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