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Grief expressed in New Zealand Parliament for deaths of miners

11-25-2010 14:28 BJT

WELLINGTON, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- The New Zealand MPs expressed their grief in Parliament on Thursday afternoon for the deaths of the 29 men in a West Coast coal mine, local media reported.

A representative from each party made a short speech offering the families of the miners their sympathy and describing the grief shared by the whole country.

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English told the House it was a day for mourning and remembering.

English said MPs' thoughts were with the families of the 29 miners in their time of immense loss.

Labor Party's Annette King says all too often we heard of tragedies overseas and we pause and get on with our lives.

"Nothing hurts like the death of your own," she was quoted as saying by New Zealand Press Association.


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