Saturday, November 20, 2010

Prayers please

Explosion traps 27 in mine

Emergency services are positioning personnel for a possible rescue bid today for 27 miners unaccounted for after an explosion at the Pike River Coal mine near Greymouth on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island.

The Greymouth region, meanwhile, is in a state of limbo as it awaits news.

Worried families gathered at the entrance of the mine last night, while Greymouth Mayor Tony Kokshoorn warned it might be days before specialist rescue teams could enter the mine.
The miners were trapped after an explosion at the underground mine 50km northeast of Greymouth yesterday afternoon.


Leonard said...

I´m so sorry for this tragedy and cause for great worry.

Prayers ascending.


Davis said...

How horrible. Prayers ascending.