Following a tumultuous night of conflicting reports on the fate of miners trapped by a devastating explosion, officials in West Virginia announced that 12 of the 13 workers located late Tuesday were dead.
By PBS NewsHour
Rescue workers continued Tuesday evening to dig into the mine shaft in Tallmansville, W.Va., where 13 coal miners have been trapped since Monday morning when an explosion blocked their path.
Workers at Weirton Steel in West Virginia fear more layoffs at a plant that was once the largest industrial employer in the state and the economic engine of the town. In a 30th anniversary special, the NewsHour returns to Weirton.
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