A Stuff article.
The Pike River Recovery Agency has reached the roof fall 2.26 kilometres up the mine’s access tunnel, marking the end point of its journey and ending any hopes of recovering any bodies.
The roof fall was the furthest point the agency planned to go into the West Coast mine, where 29 men died in November 2010. There had been a small possibility of finding some bodies in the previously unexplored 400-metre section at the top of the access tunnel, or drift.
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