I have been following this from the beginning but made no comment on account of having been acused of insensitivity elsewhere.
It deeply saddens me that these miners, hard workers and family men that they seem to have been couldn't find refuge from the poisoned atmosphere that was to cause their demise.
At the same time - and putting things in perspective - they are a reminder of the thousands of other - unsung - miners who die every year from appalling working conditions in countries such as China.
No one should let prejudice blind them and exclusively blame the media for wrong reporting; all news organizations have deadlines and wrong reporting may have been caused by the inability to "stop the presses" after the mining company corrected their incorrect communiqué (which, it is beginning to transpire, they knew for a while to be erroneous).
Anyway, the media didn't kill anyone, lack of oxygen did.