If you haven’t already, please read Dr Jacob Cohen’s article ‘Murder at Pike River Mine’ found on our Pike River Mine pages. His is a damning independent investigation into what really happened. Go here to download and read his investigative report. There is an updated version which I will add here when I obtain it. And may these families finally obtain both justice and closure. See the third article that shows men in the mine three months after the disaster, yet government was saying it was too dangerous to enter.
Photo credit: Newshub
New footage inside Pike River mine revealed
Newshub has obtained more video of the robot inside the Pike River mine.
It shows the two mine rescue workers in an airlocked portal in the entry zone, waiting to go in, and then clearly shows them inside the tunnel itself before they send off the robot.
There’s also a photo of a letter pinned to the tunnel wall by mine rescue workers who have already been in.
“We have commenced our journey to you: this has been the first step to bring you home to your loved ones,” it reads.
“We will not rest and we will never give up. We will return kia kaha.”
Several bodies intact in Pike River Mine – Anna Osborne
Up to six intact bodies can be seen in new video footage from inside Pike River Mine, the widow of a man who died in the 2010 explosion has revealed.
“There are a number of bodies, we’re talking probably four, five, six at the moment, we’re still going through footage, but at the request of the families at this stage we’re not going to release those,” Anna Osborne told The AM Show.
“But there are definitely loved ones’ bodies fully intact.”
Ms Osborne lost her husband Milton in the disaster. She says it’s been “six-and-a-half years of lies and cover-ups”.
She says the new footage is more than enough evidence for a manned re-entry into the mine.
Pike River mine: Police deny keeping video from families
Police have denied it “deliberately withheld” video showing a robot going into the Pike River mine, filmed just three months after the final explosion.
In the video, two men wearing mines rescue uniforms can be seen working on the robot, which later can be seen smoking or steaming – but not catching fire.
Thanks to the contrail.com for these links… read their post here.
“This author has studied this and other video footage of the event with international coal mining, gas and oil industry experts. All of whom conclude that the flames and smoke leaping from the top of the 110 meter ventilation shaft on the video clip CANNOT possibly be coming from burning coal at all (more than 110 meters below), or methane gas as the police and media deceptively claim. Coal and methane burns considerably cleaner with different colored flame and smoke and would not at all be in such high concentrations burning right at the top of the shaft (driven through hard rock) at such a huge intensity – irrespective of whether the main portal entrance to the access tunnel is open or not. The conclusion is that the fire on the video is a total deception and giant cover up.”