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Setback in New Zealand mine rescue

Emergency teams in New Zealand that are trying to rescue 29 trapped miners have reported a setback.

A remote-controlled robot failed to work after being sent down the mine shaft to prepare for a rescue mission.

Experts are warning that some of the 29 miners may already have died.

Phil Mercer reports.

  • 22 Nov 2010
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