Third Explosion Shakes New Zealand Mine
Prime minister plans memorial service for 29 lost miners
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 26, 2010 8:01 AM CST
CEO of Pike River Coal Peter Whittall speaks at a daily briefing to the media after the deaths of the 29 miners and contractors in the Pike River mine, in Greymouth, New Zealand, Nov. 26, 2010.   (AP Photo/NZPA, Ross Setford)
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(Newser) – A third explosion has rattled the New Zealand coal mine where 29 workers were lost this week, the Wall Street Journal reports. The latest blast was the smallest and “isn't likely to impede any work out there,” police said. Prime minister John Key today announced a Dec. 2 memorial service for the 29 as searchers seek to recover their bodies.