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On 4th anniversary of deadly W.Va. mine disaster, political leaders remember the 29 killed
Reported by: Associated Press
Saturday, April 5, 2014 12:07 PM EDT
West Virginia political leaders are remembering 29 miners killed in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster on the fourth anniversary of the nation's deadliest mining accident in 40 years.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin urged West Virginians to visit a memorial at the Capitol to pay tribute to the miners. He said he wrote a note in a book of thoughts and prayers at the memorial.
Rep Nick Rahall said all should work to ensure that another such tragedy does not occur.