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A town in pain

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The Sago mine where 12 men died was quiet on Wednesday morning after the news was released that only one man had survived the explosion and aftermath. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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West Virginia State Police control the site where a makeshift morgue had been set up in Buckhannan where family of those killed came to identify their loved ones. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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West Virginia State Police block the entrance to the Sago Mine where 12 men died. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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Only a few local residents remained at the Sago Baptist Church early Wednesday morning after a night of disappointment. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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Earl Casto, left, age 66, lost one of his first cousins in the mining accident. Woody Aylestock tries to console his long-time friend outside the Sago Baptist Church. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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Only a few people remained at the Sago Baptist Church on Wednesday morning after a night of emotional turmoil. Most of the family members had gone home and then on to the makeshift morgue to identify their loved ones. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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More than 200 people gathered at the Sago Baptist Church Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil for the miners. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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Families and friends gather to pray for the miners who were found dead Tuesday. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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The Sago Baptist Church is the site of a candlelight vigil for the 12 miners who lost their lives this week. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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