By: Trevor Loudon
Abridged from Stuff:
A second explosion has ripped through the Pike River mine with no survivors expected, police say.
Superintendent Gary Knowles said the large explosion happened around 2.37 pm today and they were not expecting anyone to get out alive.
They were now going into recovery mode. It was one of the most horrific things he has had to deal with as a policeman.
“We had to break the news to the families and they are extremely distraught.
“I was at the mine myself when the explosion occurred. The blast was horrific. Just as severe as the first blast – and we are now moving into a recovery mode.”
NoisyRoom sends our deepest condolences to the Kiwis in New Zealand and the miners’ families. We have no words to express our sense of grief for you. May God bless each and every one of you and may you find comfort in the days ahead…