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Pike River survivor says tragedy destroyed his life

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Latest News | Thursday July 4 2013 15:18

Pike River survivor says tragedy destroyed his life

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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.

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