Ten years on from the Pike River disaster: Nearing the end of the tunnel

A New Zealand Herald article.

Miners are nearing the collapsed roof at the end of Pike River mine’s main access tunnel, as the country marks 10 years on from New Zealand’s worst mining disaster in almost 100 years.

On November 19, 2010, an explosion at the mine was reported about 3.44pm. Only two people walked out of the mine that day – 29 people were unaccounted for.

Five days later a second explosion occurred about 2.37pm, and the police stated they believed no one could have survived.

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