Quote: New Zealand Miners’ Rescue Delayed

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An underground explosion ripped through the Pike River Coal Processing Plant Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 (AP Photo/NZPA, Martin Hunter)

“If I had my way I’d be down there, I’d go into the mine myself.”

–LAURIE DREW whose 21-year-old son is one of the 29 miners trapped in a New Zealand mine following an explosion on Friday. Rescue workers have said that poisonous gases in the mine are delaying the rescue of the miners. (via the Associated Press)