Pike River anniversary

Written By: - Date published: 3:40 pm, November 19th, 2012 - 4 comments
Categories: disaster, Mining - Tags: ,

Two years ago, on this day, the Pike River tragedy began. Twenty nine miners lost their lives, may they rest in peace. Their families are living with the aftermath. A private gathering for around 150 family members is in progress at the Pike River memorial garden in Atarau. A minute’s silence is being observed at the time of the first explosion, 3:44pm.

4 comments on “Pike River anniversary”

  1. karol 1

    A sad day.  My thoughts are with them.

  2. vto 2

    A terrible indictment on the politics and philosophies of neoliberalism, the free market and self-regulation. The shortcomings exposed through the deaths of 29 men.

  3. seeker 3

    I often think of these poor, dear men and their dear families. This preventable and senseless tragedy affected me deeply. My heart continually goes out to the wonderful souls who have had to deal with this devastating catastrophe, especially today.

  4. Rogue Trooper 4

    The parents of a Scottish young man killed in the mine explosion describe the New Zealand environment in which this tragedy occurred and in which the bodies remain as “third world”

    Third World folks, third world

    God Bless all those who persevere through this suffering.

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