• Short Summary

    Rescue workers carry on but hope for 83 miners was almost gone.

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  • Description

    Rescue workers carry on but hope for 83 miners was almost gone.

    The scene was at Springhill Mine, Nova Scotia, October 25. Two days before a sudden ground upheaval trapped more than 160 men two and a half miles below the surface.

    About 81 were rescued and six dead were brought to the surface.

    As rescue work went on round the clock, an official statement was finally issued holding out little hope for 83 men.

    The mine, Cumberland No. 2, is the deepest in North America. Access to the various underground workings is through a long sloping shaft at a steep angle.

    After the upheaval, shifting strata sent hundreds of tons of rock and coal tumbling down from the roofs and passage ways, blocking many routes of escape. The ventilation system was damaged and according to those who reached safety, gas was collecting.

    A national relief fund has been started for the men's dependents.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADEGDDML74P4GFB1NUMIMC5EWZ
    Media URN:
    VLVADEGDDML74P4GFB1NUMIMC5EWZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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