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NZ PM John Key pledges mine death investigation

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has promised an investigation into the deaths of 29 miners at the Pike River mine on South Island.

Warning that it could take months to recover the bodies, Mr Key - who visited Greymouth on Thursday - said "questions needed to be answered".

The men were declared dead on Wednesday after a second explosion ripped through the shaft where they were trapped.

  • 25 Nov 2010
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