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Deadly explosions kill seventy-six miners at a coal mine in northern England

Fire and Earthquake Disasters, iconic image
03/02/1860
In the afternoon two explosions swept through the Burradon Colliery near Newcastle in north-eastern England. Between 110 and 120 men worked in the mine and of these 76 men and pit-boys lost their lives immediately or from the effects of the gases or "choke-damp" released in the explosion.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1860 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1861), 25-26.

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