29 Miners Trapped After NZ Coal Mine Explosion
In This Photo: Tony Kokshoorn
Greymouth Mayor Tony Kokshoorn talks to the media outside the Red Cross Welfare Centre on November 21, 2010 in Greymouth, New Zealand. Ambulance and emergency crews are on site at the Pike River Coal underground mine after 29 miners were reported missing following a blast at the mine 50 kilometers north of Greymouth on New Zealand's west coast. 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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