• Short Summary

    A FIRE-DAMP (GAS) BLAST 700 METRES (MORE THAN 2,000 FEET) BELOW GROUND KILLED 13 COALMINERS AT KAM-LINTFORT ON THE EDGE OF THE RUHR INDUSTRIAL AREA TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AND 3 OTHERS ARE MISSING.

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    A FIRE-DAMP (GAS) BLAST 700 METRES (MORE THAN 2,000 FEET) BELOW GROUND KILLED 13 COALMINERS AT KAM-LINTFORT ON THE EDGE OF THE RUHR INDUSTRIAL AREA TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AND 3 OTHERS ARE MISSING.

    A MINING COMPANY STATEMENT SAID THERE WAS NOW LITTLE HOPE OF FINDING ALIVE THE THREE MISSING MEN IN THE WRECKED GALLERY.

    MORE THAN 260 MEN WERE AT WORK IN THE MINE WHEN THE FIRE-DAMP - A NATURAL GAS GIVEN OFF BY COAL -- EXPLOSION OCCURRED AT MIDDAY. OF 20 IN THE AFFECTED GALLERY ONLY FOUR ESCAPED BEFORE THE ROOF FEEL IN, BLOCKING THE ONLY EXIT.

    THE REST OF THE MINE, OPERATED BY THE KRUPP-OWNED RHEINHAUSEN COAL AND STEEL CONCERN, WAS CLEARED WHILE RESCUERS BEGAN TO TUNNEL THROUGH THE DEBRIS TO FIND ONLY THE DEAD BODIES OF THEIR COMRADES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACWU83N9NHDN2O04RVIOA455W1
    Media URN:
    VLVACWU83N9NHDN2O04RVIOA455W1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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