GREYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 23: CEO of Pike River Coal Mine Peter Whittall shows CCTV footage of the portal of Pike River mine just before the explosion on November 23, 2010 in Greymouth, New ... more 
GREYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 23: CEO of Pike River Coal Mine Peter Whittall shows CCTV footage of the portal of Pike River mine just before the explosion on November 23, 2010 in Greymouth, New Zealand. Police authorities confirmed two Australians, two Britons, and a South African are amongst the New Zealand mine crew reported missing following a blast at the mine 50 kilometers north of Greymouth on New Zealand's west coast on November 19. There has been no contact with the missing miners since the blast and specialist safety rescue crews are on standby until air and gas levels are cleared as safe for the rescue operation to commence. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) less 
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