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TERRIBIrE COiIiIERY EXPLOsioisr in otago.

36 MINERS JTIL^ IN. THE PIT. J RESCUEES WORKING HARD. •■ Dtx&edin, Feb2l: ! Between 8 and 9 o'clock the Kaitangata coal mine exploded. Edward Dunn, son of George Dunni while'ehteringthe drive I with a horee^wasblown fifty yards clear 'j of the pit mouth and killed; > ■ 1 Thirty-six men are inside the' mine, j Down at eleven o'clock all efforts to get at them unavailable. Immediately after the explosion, Griffen, station master, despatched •an engine to Dr. Smith, Balclutha, who reached the scene of the accident within 25 minutes. Great excitement prevails. ' : Lateb., The men are stillenclosedb ;' cannot get ■ into the mine for fire-damp;' and debris. One|more dead body has been recovered. The rescuers are working hard,

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TERRIBIrE COiIiIERY EXPLOsioisr in otago., Wanganui Herald, Volume XII, Issue 9351, 21 February 1879

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TERRIBIrE COiIiIERY EXPLOsioisr in otago. Wanganui Herald, Volume XII, Issue 9351, 21 February 1879

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