Major milestone reached in Pike River operation

A NZ Herald article.

Miners have reached the Roscil Plug, near the end of the drift, in the Pike River mine.

It is the Pike River Recovery Agency’s final milestone for the year and was reached last night, 349 days after dismantling the 170m barrier.

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.

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