All the 29 dead or trapped miners have been named, and all of them will have family and friends in grief over what has happened.
The story of Joseph Dunbar is arguably the saddest of all the miners. The day of the explosion was his first day in the mine, being the day after his 17th birthday. In fact he was not meant to start until Monday but was so excited, he was allowed to start on Friday. What a cruel irony.Tags: mining, Pike River