New Zealand investigators to re-enter coal mine years after disasterStaff Writer | March 14, 2019
Reuters quoted New Zealand as saying that investigators are preparing to re-enter a coal mine where 29 men were killed more than eight years ago in one of the country's worst industrial disasters.
Asia A series of explosions ignited by methane ripped through the Pike River mine
Two managed to escape.
Mr Andrew Little, the minister responsible, said preparations were under way to re-enter the mine on May 3 to try to recover the miners' remains.
He said that "This is about looking for clues to what caused the explosion that killed 29 men on 19 November 2010."
Re-entering the mine had earlier been ruled out due to safety concerns, a stance that had been opposed by many family members of the victims. ■