West Virginia Coal Mine Disaster: Funerals Begin as Hope Dwindles

This has been a week filled with desperate anguish for the families of the miners trapped in West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine. Several times this week, rescuers carrying oxygen tanks TEXT were able to go into the mine to seek the lost loved ones, only to be turned back after dangerous conditions were detected. Many of the families have been sitting vigil since Monday, hoping – and praying – for a miracle. Rescue Efforts Daunted Early this morning, rescue teams almost reached the shelter...Full Story
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