What a terrible tragedy in West Virginia. Not only did 12 of 13 workers trapped in a coal mine die, but their families were incorrectly told by a mine official that the miners had been found alive (which was reported in Wednesday’s Eagle). The official then learned about 30 minutes later that the miners were dead, but waited three hours to tell the families — who were celebrating outside a local church (see photo). The families were so furious when they learned the truth that the church pastor said he was thankful that the police were there to protect the mine official.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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