In north-east England, another coal-mining disaster kills twenty-four men working underground.
At the Pelton Fell Colliery near Newcastle in north-east England an early morning explosion more than five hundred feet underground trapped and killed twenty-four miners. An inquest later found that the mine was adequately ventilated and that the cause of the blast of leaking gas was probably due to the foremen and men in the pit not following proper fire-proof protocols. (By John Osborne)
"Chronicle," The Annual Register: A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroard for the Year 1866 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1867), 166-169.