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A coal mining explosion in the Rhondda Valley of South Wales kills fourteen and injures others

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03/08/1861
At the Blaengaur Colliery in the Rhondda Valley of South Wales, an underground explosion killed fourteen and injured several others of the hundred men working in the pit.  Reports indicated that this was another fatal incident in a string of others for which the colliery was becoming notorious.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), 19.

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