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When we went to press last week it .was known that William Duncan had perished through a recurrence of the lire which broke out in the mine a few years ago, hut which it was hoped had been got under control Next day it became known that Patrick iWalsh and W. Carson had also lost .their lives. It appears that Duncan entered the mine to see as to the safety of Walsh and Carson, and as he did not return in a reasonable time W. Jardine and J. Frame went' in search of the others. They found Duncan lying apparently dead, and ■Jardine, with Frame's assistance, carried him some distance, but was himself soon after overcome by the foul air, and had to be helped to the surface, where he did not again regain consciousness for about two hours. Meantime another party entered the mine, and brought Duncan’s body to the top of the dip. ‘Later in the day the bodies of Walsh and Carson were also found, and brought out at great personal risk by a number of the miners. Walsh iwas a widower with a family, and Larson and Duncan also leave widows and families.

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THE NIGHTCAPS DISASTER., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 11, 29 June 1907

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THE NIGHTCAPS DISASTER. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 11, 29 June 1907

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