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April 8th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

A mining mother's agony

(CNN) – Rescue teams entered the Upper Big Branch Mine in Naoma, West Virginia today, searching for four miners still missing after Monday's deadly blast.

A West Virginia mom is among the many members of the tight-knit community hoping and praying they'll be found alive. It would give some solace to Pam Napper after losing her brother, a nephew and a son when everything went terribly wrong on Monday afternoon.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. darlene

    want to let you know my prayers are with all of you and that i will never again take for grantid the energy i enjoy.

    April 9, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  2. Braveheart

    our prayers are with you and the other family. We dont know why this happens, but lest be assured everyone of us is precious in God's eye. May the good Lord give you the strenght and courage to face a time like this .

    April 8, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  3. Carol Hamilton

    Thank you for sharing this tragic, yet uplifting story. Our prayers lift for the families of the miners.

    April 8, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  4. michael armstrong sr.

    America grieves for the loss of these and all other miners in the past but when these people took on the job they knew of the dangers nobody forced them to do this line of work but if it were not for these miners America would not be the country it is today .

    April 8, 2010 at 9:51 am |