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Now to the West Virginia mining disaster chances of finding survivors grows slimmer each hour.
Following the huge underground explosion that is being blamed on methane gas.
We have fox team coverage tonight correspondent James Rosen takes a look at the company's safety record.
But first correspondent Jonathan Hunt is -- -- West Virginia where families are praying and hope is -- The rescue effort is proceeding as quickly as -- safely possible but the painful truth but waiting relatives.
Is that it is by necessity.
Painstakingly slow President Obama today -- all federal help to the rescue effort here and his sympathies.
To the affected families.
-- Deepest condolences our thoughts and prayers.
To families and friends of the workers crews are trying to drill holes more than a thousand feet into the -- that contains the upload big branch -- Those holes will allow a huge buildup of poisonous gases.
And that -- -- Will allow rescuers to go back into the mine.
But it may be Wednesday night before even the first hole is completed there's going to be a very long slow process West Virginia governor Joe -- says that the situation does not look good for the -- mind is still missing.
But that miracles can happen.
If -- on that side of the table that's my father and my brother and I.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The hope that does remain is pinned on the faint possibility that the full may have made it to the one and -- chamber deep inside the mine.
But rescuers have not yet reached.
31 miners were in the vicinity the explosion when it happened around 3 PM Monday along with the ball still missing.
Two were taken out injured and 25.
A confirmed dead.
Relatives of some of those killed are angry at the company that runs the mine Massey Energy.
Because they say -- representatives did not -- them personally.
Instead they bandaged by would have man.
All from government officials admit that their loved ones had died.
Bailey's wife fetus is sitting at home on the -- hasn't been asleep since she heard the word.
And she has yet to be contacted Bob -- corporation.
Has yet to receive one -- phone call from an official reminds me.
Perhaps in response to exactly those sort of comments the CEO of Massey Energy Don Blankenship.
Has been meeting face to face with some of the families affected.
Over the last couple of hours despite that -- will -- -- be more accusations.
And recriminations in the coming days and weeks -- -- the focus for the vast majority of people here remains right now.
On the rescue effort and these people in this small west Virginia community that lives and breathes mining.
Are still hoping and praying that full miracles may emerge from these mountains didn't.
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