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In England, the day after a mining disaster killed hundreds, 85 more die in an explosion at another pit.

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12/13/1866

The day after the worst ever mining disaster in English history at Oaks Colliery in Yorkshire killed hundreds, another explosion in a coal mine, this time in the North Staffordshire coal district further south, killed close to a hundred more.  An explosion and fire ripped through the Talk-o-the Hill Colliery where around two hundred men were working around noon. Rescuer brought up dozens of injured survivors, and eighty-five dead bodies.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle," The Annual Register: A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroard for the Year 1866 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1867), 198-201.

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