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Depressing story of the day

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CNN story.

 

13 miners were stuck in a mine explosion in West Virginia. Late last night, word surfaced - no, word was officially spread - that 12 of the 13 miners had survived.

 

3 hours later, the truth comes out - only 1 had survived, and he was in critical condition.

 

So the families had celebrated for 3 hours, only to find out that their loved ones had in fact died.

 

Fuck.

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WaPo article.

 

12 Found Dead in W.Va. Coal Mine

After a Night of Confusion and Raw Emotions, Sole Survivor Is in The Hospital

 

By Ann Scott Tyson and Fred Barbash

Washington Post Staff Writers

Wednesday, January 4, 2006; 8:36 AM

 

SAGO, W.Va., Jan. 4 -- Great joy turned to deep sorrow and rage Wednesday morning when mining families here were told inaccurately that 12 of the 13 miners trapped in a coal mine were alive only to be informed, hours later, that they were in fact dead.

 

The first joyous announcement, of a "miracle," was the result of a "miscommunication," a mining company official said. The second tragic announcement, from the same official, came at roughly 2:00 a.m., interrupting and then silencing the church bells, the whoops of joy and the preparations for reunion with loved ones, who they thought had somehow escaped death 13,000 feet into the earth.

 

Relatives reacted with fury. After Ben Hatfield, the CEO of International Coal Group, announced the deaths at the Sago Baptist Church, he needed a police escort to get out. "We were thankful the police were there," said the pastor, the Rev. Wease Day. The families became more enraged when they learned that officials waited several hours to tell them those they believed were alive were dead.

 

In fact, the 12 dead miners were found by rescue workers behind a large stretch of special fabric they were using as a barricade near the very end of the tunnel to block deadly carbon monoxide gas. A 13th, Randal McCloy, was found some distance away, where officials theorize an explosion occurred. He was in critical condition Wednesday morning.

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just read that mining story this morning...definitely messed up. sounds like cell phones, someone overhearing that the 12 were found and an ambulance leaving with the only survivor were to blame.

 

as far as Iraq...religion will be the death of us all.

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Originally posted by Seldoon@Jan 4 2006, 03:27 PM

Where does a pager fit into this fight between good and evil?

 

it's a wild card that can tip the scales in either direction

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Originally posted by symbols@Jan 4 2006, 12:16 PM

crossfire

 

I didn't want the thread to immediately devolve into a pointless argument three 12ozers have been having for the past four months.

 

That, and I wanted people to actually see it.

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Interesting. I saw last night on the news that all of them had been rescued. I never expected this.

 

RIP

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i saw it on the news at 5pm last night that 12 people had been rescued, then at about 10 pm. they were saying that only one was alive. wow that is the most fucked up shit for the families. fuck.

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