First blast at Pike River killed most miners says Mines Rescue

The Pike River Mine EntranceThe NZ Mines Rescue Service believes the initial shockwave of the first Pike River explosion killed most of the 29 men underground immediately. The initial explosion occurred in the mine on November 19 last year. Lawyer for the Mines Rescue Service, Garth Gallaway, made the claim during the inquiry into the disaster this morning. Police Assistant Commissioner Grant Nicholls is giving evidence under cross-examination as inquiry continues into its second week. He was based in [...]

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