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19/11/2010 The Pike River Mine disaster

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Footage inside Pike River mine shows no sign of inferno | Newshub

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New Zealand mine explosion all miners now believed dead Family member comments

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The Pike River Mine disaster was a coal mining accident that began in the Pike River Mine, 29 miles northeast of Greymouth, in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island. A methane explosion occurred in the mine at approximately 3:44 pm. At the time of the explosion, 31 miners and contractors were present in the mine. Two miners managed to walk from the mine; they were treated for moderate injuries and released from Greymouth Hospital the next day.
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