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25 November 2010

Pike River Mine tragedy

Hello Pals

My paws and thoughts are with the families of the 29 miners presumed dead in the Pike River mining explosions.

An explosion in the Pike River mine near Greymouth trapped 29 miners at 3.45pm on Friday 19 November 2010. The toxic gas levels and safety of the mine has been monitored all week ready for rescuers to enter the mine to attempt to locate the men. At 2.37pm on 24th November 2010, a 2nd explosion hit the mine, and the 29 miners trapped in the mine are now presumed dead.

Please see This Link for more information.

New Zealander's and particularly the West Coast community are banding together to support each other at this hard time. Messages and support have been received from all over the world.

It is planned that once it is deemed safe to do so, a further effort will be made to locate and retrieve the bodies of the miners and return them to their families.

Keep Safe



Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We've been following this sad story since it happened -

Our thoughts are with your fellow khountrymen/women -


The Thundering Herd said...

After following the successful Chilean miners rescue story, we were so hopeful. So sorry for the loss of lives.

Mango said...

That is so scary. Those poor people are just trying to earn a living and then this happens. Our thoughts are going out to them.

Mango Momma

The Life of Riley said...

Still don't have words to express how I feel - there was so much hope in our country that some or all of the men could be rescued, until all hope disappeared Wednesday afternoon with news of the second explosion. It is so sad. The 29 men, thier families and friends, thier community and all those involved in the rescue opperation are in our thoughts.

Riley and his mum (from Auckland)

Benny and Lily said...

Such a scary story. So sad and stressful for the families
Benny & Lily

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Koda, we were very sorry to read about this tragedy. Such a terrible loss of life. We send our good thoughts for the families of the miners.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Martha and Bailey said...

Koda, this story has been heartbreaking. Our thoughts are very much with the families - each and every one a tragedy.
We heard one of the miners was a 17 yr old on his first day at work - truly it doesn't bear thinking about.
Much love
Martha and Bailey xxx