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Old 01-04-2006, 04:58 AM   #1
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W. Viriginia town in shock with news 12 miners dead, not alive

http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/nation...ed-060103.html

Now this is just unbelievable. Tragedy strikes these people, and then they get a kick in the stomach on top of that. Utterly astonishing.

Some woman came out of the church with her kids and told Anderson Cooper live on CNN who was reporting about the 12 survivors at the time. She told him that everything has been a mixup and misinformation. These people went from euphoria to sadness to anger with a couple of hours. I imagine it would make you physically ill to go through something this stunning.

CNN showed NY newspapers and USA Today with the headline 'ALIVE - W. VA Miracle", even the newspapers are involved in having to correct their reports.

I'm going to bed shaking my head over this.
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:08 AM   #2
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Ohhhh, man, I feel so bad for those people. I remember hearing on the news earlier that they'd survived...so awful to have such a change in the news like that .

Those poor families. What a letdown.
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:27 AM   #3
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OMG....*stunned*

I was watching Fox News live this morning and Geraldo Rivera was ecstatic and reporting about this miracle and the newscaster's eyes in the studio were glistening with tears of joy.

I was so happy to hear this news and then all of a sudden to hear that this horrible tragedy happened....

My heart goes out to those poor families...may G-d bless them and give them solace at this horrible time.\\
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I've been watching CNN for the last 30 minutes. Tragic, just tragic
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This is so tragic. It looks like it's a case of someone desperate to spread good news and jumping the gun. I bet that person feels really shit now.........
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and they had 3 hours leeway where they could have said, WAIT, we're not sure and we cannot confirm this information

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and they had 3 hours leeway where they could have said, WAIT, we're not sure and we cannot confirm this information

I have no doubt that heads will roll over this......
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I am stunned, last I heard last night they had found one man dead and were still searching.

I can't begin to imagine what those families went through, it is the cruelest thing possible. How could that "miscommunication" happen? How on earth could that possibly happen?
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I was shocked. Last night before going to sleep I read that 12 were alive. I wake up to find that the mine officials said they were dead and that there was a miscommunication. Even after a nurse described each of their conditions.
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I am certain I remember hearing a reporter on CNN last night mention, almost in passing, that the mine had failed safety inspections. Any one else recall this? Or see it in an article?

I'm horrified for the families.
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Yes that mine has a terrible safety record
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I am certain I remember hearing a reporter on CNN last night mention, almost in passing, that the mine had failed safety inspections. Any one else recall this? Or see it in an article?


yes. i heard the same thing on NPR as i was trying to rouse myself this morning. if memory serves (and this was well before coffee, so you never know), the mine had specifically failed tests for ventillation and adequate escape routes.

this is so awful.

and to be even more pessimistic, it would be a miracle if that one survivor isn't completely brain dead due to lack of oxygen.
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I am certain I remember hearing a reporter on CNN last night mention, almost in passing, that the mine had failed safety inspections. Any one else recall this? Or see it in an article?

I'm horrified for the families.
The specific news I heard yesterday was that the mine had failed inspections in scrubbing the air for coal dust.




The miscommunication of news made this tragedy much worse. How can a nurse describe the condition of 12 "living" people who are dead?
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Sending my prayers their way.
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What a mess. That being said, could you imagine being the family of the one that survived? That would be hard for me to think about as well -- how come your family survived when everyone else's died? Tragedy all around. And what's worse is that they said the miners were alive and built a rough barricade after the explosion and did what they were supposed to do in that situation -- time just ran out.
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