New Zealand Trapped Miners Rescue Operation Delayed Due to High Risk of Toxic Gas

By on Nov 20, 2010 in Current Events, World Comments
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – The rescue operation for the trapped miners in New Zealand coal mine was delayed according to reports. Rescuers were prevented from entering the New Zealand mine on Saturday due to high level of lethal gases.

The mayor of the Greymouth district already briefed the family members of the trapped miners regarding the risk of the high level of lethal gas according to international reports.

Family members are being frustrated and seem to feel a little bit angry as reported due to the delay of rescuing the trapped miners.

“If I had my way I’d be down there, I’d go into the mine myself,” Laurie Drew was quoted saying, whose 21-year-old son, Zen, is one of the missing men.

Meanwhile, the district police superintendent Gary Knowles said that there was a fine balance in deciding when to allow rescuers into the mine.

“This is a search and rescue operation, and we are going to bring these guys home,” Knowles was quoted saying.

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