Wednesday, January 04, 2006

How does a mistake like this get made? Truly cruel.
The mistaken information last night that 12 of 13 miners trapped in a West Virginia coal mine had been saved, when in fact 12 were dead and only one was alive, came through a series of miscommunications among rescue workers and others exhausted from more than 30 hours of searching, and desperate for a good ending to a tragic situation, the president of the mining company said this afternoon.
Or more precisely, how does a mistake like that not get corrected for hours? It was really exciting watching the "good news" last night.

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