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Relatives of one of the 29 miners and contractors trapped in the Pike River Mine leave a meeting after being briefed by mine management,in Greymouth, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. Rescue crews waited impatiently Saturday outside one of New Zealand's largest coal mines for the go-ahead to begin a search for 29 men missing after a powerful gas explosion struck deep underground. Two dazed and slightly injured miners stumbled to the surface hours after the blast shot up the 354-foot- (108-meter-) long ventilation shaft at the Pike River mine. Video from the scene showed blackened trees and light smoke billowing from the top of the rugged mountain where the mine is located, near Atarau on New Zealand's South Island. (AP Photo/NZPA, Ross Setford) NEW ZEALAND OUT AP