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Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, March 31, 1906
FRENCH MINE DISASTER.
RESCUED AFTER TWENTY DAYS.

 
 

A Reuter’s telegram of yesterday mentions a most extraordinary circumstance connected with the terrible mining accident at Lens, France. It says:- “Fourteen miners have just been brought up alive from Shaft No. 2 of the Courrieres Mines, where they had been entombed since the catastrophe three weeks ago. They have kept themselves alive with food left by their dead comrades and on oats which they found in the horses’ stables. They are all seemingly in a good condition of health, except one man, who has suffered much from entombment and privation."

 


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