Beaconsfield mine head, scene of a disastrous mine collapse on 25th April 2006. Miners Brant Webb, Todd Russell and Larry Knight were unaccounted for. Knight was killed in the initial rock fall. Webb and Russell were alive but trapped. The miners survived by drinking water seeping through the rock. They had little food. After a complicated and extensive rescue operation, the two miners were safely brought to the surface on 9 May 2006.

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