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No survivors in New Zealand mine disaster

Trapped 29 miners presumed dead at the Pike River mine after a second blast occurred

No survivors in New Zealand mine disaster
Burning candles at Holy Trinity Anglican Chruch during a candlelight vigil on November 24, 2010 in Greymouth, New Zealand. Families were informed there would be no survivors after a second blast occurred at the Pike River mine where 29 miners were trapped following an initial blast on November 19.(Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)
No survivors in New Zealand mine disaster
A ventilation fan is loaded onto a truck at the Greymouth Airport to be taken to the Pike River mine on November 23, 2010 in Greymouth, New Zealand.(Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)
No survivors in New Zealand mine disaster
Grieving family members show their emotion after being told that a second explosion occured in the Pike River Coal Mine on November 24, 2010 in Greymouth, New Zealand.(Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)
No survivors in New Zealand mine disaster
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key speaks to the media at a press conference on November 24, 2010 in Wellington, New Zealand.(Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)
No survivors in New Zealand mine disaster
Greymouth District Council Mayor Tony Kokshoorn (L) is consoled by a friend on November 24, 2010 in Greymouth, New Zealand.(Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)
No survivors in New Zealand mine disaster
Grieving family members show their emotion after being told that a second explosion occured in the Pike River Coal Mine on November 24, 2010 in Greymouth, New Zealand.(Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)
No survivors in New Zealand mine disaster
Grieving family members show their emotion after being told that a second explosion occured in the Pike River Coal Mine on November 24, 2010 in Greymouth, New Zealand.(Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)
No survivors in New Zealand mine disaster
Two Australians, two Britons, and a South African were amongst the New Zealand mine crew trapped in the mine 50 kilometers north of Greymouth on New Zealand's west coast.(Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)
No survivors in New Zealand mine disaster
Police Superintendent Gary Knowles (L) with CEO of Pike River Coal Mine Peter Whittall speak at a media briefing on on November 24, 2010 in Greymouth, New Zealand.(Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)
No survivors in New Zealand mine disaster
Messages left at Holy Trinity Anglican Church after a candlelight vigil on November 24, 2010 in Greymouth, New Zealand.(Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)