The West Virginia Tragedy

Note: Google seems to have picked this up as a top result for “Virginia Tragedy” even though this was about the West Virginia mining tragedy; and my blog’s subsequently been flooded with people looking for more information about April 16th’s shooting at Virginia Tech. For a comprehensive list of information about the shooting, please visit Wikipedia’s Virginia Tech massacre page. My prayers go out to the families of all those whose lives were stolen on that blustery April day.

About an hour ago, the CEO of the Sago Mine in West Virginia announced to hopeful families that only one miners of the 13 missing was found alive. This after cheers and revelry broke out earlier in the evening when an erroneous report that all 12 had been found alive was leaked from the rescue command center.

My heart goes out to all those who lost their loved ones in a West Virginian coal mine last night. The unbearable spectrum of emotions they must have felt is awful; I am praying for them.

[Key Events In The West Virginia Mine Explosion]