A second blast at the Pike River coal mine has sealed the fate of the 29 trapped miners (men, sons, fathers and husbands). All of them are now presumed dead. RIP.
Families were notified soon after the second explosion ripped through the methane filled mine. As emotions overflowed several people vented their anger at the mine representatives, who they believed failed to use windows of opportunities to rescue the men. One father claimed that it smelled of a cover-up and that the second explosion was suspicious. Ironically after the second explosion rescue teams are now entering the mine.