To the poor families who were yet so close to regaining their loved ones, only to find that the inverse casualty rate was true: one miner survived being trapped inside a coal mine, while the other twelve are confirmed dead.
USA Today made the unfortunate error of going to print too early — an honest mistake, but one that’ll be difficult to live down. Much is being made of those three hours in which the miners were thought to have survived, and the hope it gave families. Let us pray that for them, the hope hasn’t died with the newspaper headlines.
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