Pike River photo update: flames all gone

By Anna Sandiford 07/12/2010

From the Police News site comes this image (below) of the Pike River mine shaft with no flames, taken this morning:

7 December 2010

Compare this with these two images from Sunday 5th December. Although there is little realistic chance of recovering the whole bodies of all of the miners, at least now the fire appears to have ceased means that there may be remains that can be recovered and used for identification:

5th December 2010

5th December 2010