Manawatu Times, Volume XXVIII, Issue 343, 13 March 1905, Page 2
Several Lives (Lost,
Press Association—Copyright. Roeeived March 12, 8.52 p.m. London, Yesterday. An explosion occurred at the Cam* brian collieries at Llynpia during the changmg of shifts when the roads were crowded. The explosion wrecked the shaft.
Fifty were rescued alive from one seam and fourteen from another. Many were severely burned. The loss of life is between thirty ani forty.