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Gov: No response yet from any coal mine survivors

MONTCOAL, W.Va. (AP) -- There has been no response from any survivors to rescuers banging on pipes in a West Virginia coal mine where four miners are missing after a blast that killed 25 people.

Gov. Joe Manchin told an early morning briefing Wednesday that rescue workers have finished drilling a first vent hole in an attempt to remove toxic gas from the Upper Big Branch Mine. They are trying to make a section of it safe enough for rescuers to search for the miners as hope for their survival grew dim.

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