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A town in pain

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)
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)
West Virginia State Police block the entrance to the Sago Mine where 12 men died. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Only a few local residents remained at the Sago Baptist Church early Wednesday morning after a night of disappointment. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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)
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)
More than 200 people gathered at the Sago Baptist Church Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil for the miners. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Families and friends gather to pray for the miners who were found dead Tuesday. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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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