A nation in mourning
This morning, we awoke to the news that there has been a second blast in the mine in which the 29 miners were trapped, which was considerably worse than the 1st blast.
Based on the size of the explosion, there is now no hope that the miners survived.
Today as a Kiwi living abroad, I join NZ as a nation in mourning and my thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the missing miners. I cannot begin to imagine what they are going through at present and would ask that you all do the same.