NZ mine blast: "We hang on to hope'
The mayor of Grey District has said that emergency teams have been unable to contact 27 miners trapped after an explosion at Pike River mine on New Zealand's South Island.
Speaking to the BBC, Mayor Tony Kokshoorn said the situation was "looking pretty serious" but that he was holding on to the hope that all the miners could be rescued.
19 Nov 2010
- From the section Asia-Pacific