15 May 2011

Growing anger at delays in recovery of bodies

12:53 pm on 15 May 2011

Family members of those killed in the Pike River coalmine disaster are growing angrier at delays in recovering the remains of the 29 men who died.

They say the mine needs to be reopened so their men won't have died in vain in a series of explosions in the mine that began on 19 November.

Anglican Minister Tim Mora says nearly half the families have now held memorial services.

But Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn says most of the families will not have closure until the bodies are recovered.

More on this can be heard on Insight on Sunday.