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This is a Fox News alert seven people are dead after an explosion at a West Virginia coal mine curious by phone with the very latest at Geoff Jenkins news director for West Virginia -- news Jeff what is the latest.
The very latest credit this Kevin Strickland with the federal mine safety health administration.
And this -- but the -- security director QBs get better just brief reporters.
Down at them biting scene and they say that the rescue effort -- you're continuing for the nineteen got a -- -- byters.
And they hope.
They have hope that they -- these miners have gotten into an underground emergency rescue chamber.
You may remember that's the bigger disaster for years ago several new regulations waited one -- those required mined underground might to have these rescue chambers.
We talked to a -- who works at this mind that this might they had the inflatable -- -- chambers.
If these trapped -- were to reach that they would have 96 hours of oxygen.
-- that would be just do a great news if they were able to reach step right now search efforts continue.
To get into debt to where the miners are.
Do I understand why you say then that no contact has been made with the missing nineteen that we don't know whether that's even better live and even some of them that they've been any noise at all from below that could be transmitted surface.
Right yeah we don't we don't no -- right now.
Eight that you mentioned there are seven dead and two were injured so -- -- -- -- nine miners together that they found.
Two were injured one of those fighters and -- NIC you're -- did -- -- -- in Charleston at the hospital.
But the seven are dead but right now they're still trying to reach obviously that might change but it's quite takes several hours to do so because of -- deep underground mine.
And of course it will be nonstop effort to reach those -- Jeff thank you.
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