4 missing W.Va. miners found dead; final toll at 29
MONTCOAL, W.Va. (AP) -- Search teams found the bodies of four men missing almost a week since an explosion rocked a West Virginia coal mine, bringing the death toll to 29 in the worst U.S. mining disaster in a generation.
Crews who held out hope that survivors might have made it to an airtight chamber awaiting rescue instead discovered their bodies Friday in the Upper Big Branch Mine, officials said.
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