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New Zealand crews to re-enter mine 8 years after 29 killed


November 14, 2018

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Eight years after a methane explosion in an underground coal mine killed 29 workers, New Zealand's government says crews will re-enter the mine to better understand what went wrong and hopefully recover some of the bodies.

The announcement Wednesday by Justice Minister Andrew Little was greeted with jubilation by family members of workers killed at the Pike River mine, who for years have lobbied for the move.

The mine was sealed soon after the November 2010 explosion.

New Zealand's previous conservative government concluded the mine remained too unsafe to re...

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