LISTEN LIVE TO NEWSTALK ZB

Newstalk ZB

ON AIR NOW

Keep up with
Newstalk ZB

Follow Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Select region

Site Search

Search Search

Pike River survivor says tragedy destroyed his life

Share |

Latest News | Thursday July 4 2013 15:18

Pike River survivor says tragedy destroyed his life

Related

One of the survivors of the Pike River tragedy says the guilt and anger he still carries has destroyed his life and broken his family.

20 victim impact statements detailing the heartbreaking effects the disaster has had on the families have been read out at the sentencing of Pike River Coal.

The company was found guilty of 9 health and safety charges.

Daniel Rockhouse survived the blast, while his younger brother Ben died.

He says his wife has left him and taken their children back to Germany due to his anger and behaviour since this event.

Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement
Shows & Personalities
Advertisement
  • Football: Phoenix stun West Ham 2-1

  • Laser pointers outlawed as bill passes final stage

  • 4.5 quake hits bottom of the country

  • Appeal lodged over Maori King's son's discharge

  • Joko's election win headed for courts

  • Officials prepare to farewell MH17 bodies

  • Auckland Weather

    10°
    Today
    Showers
    H:15° L:
    Click for More Weather
    More Weather

    Labour's education policy

    Which is more important to you?

    Vote Now

    View Results