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FEABFUL COLLIERY EXPLOSION'.

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FEABFUL COLLIERY EXPLOSION'. Eighteen Lives Lost. On Wednesday night, about eleven o'clock, a moat dreadful explosion took place in Seghill Colliery, near Shields. At the time it occurred the night shaft men were in, and in a moment eighteen men and lads were swept into eternity. Seghill is a pit with extensive workings, and that part of the mine where it fired is known as the Far California Bank. The hewers were then working at the "broken." The explosion took place in the hewers' boards, probably at a naked light, but that is a matter of conjecture. It came tearing down the main rolling way, but spent itself somewhat at the way ends, and though the noise of it was heard in all the other parts of the pit, none of the miners in any other part of the pit were hurt except those in Far California, and they escaped to bank in safety. Of course, as soon as it was known at bank that the pit had fired the news-flew about the village like" wildfire," and hundreds of persons flocked to bank. Mr. Ket- tering, the head viewer, and Mr. Sanderson, the under viewer, ware sent for, and the most desperate efforts were mo.de to reach the men and lads buried in the far workings of California. But it was found that the pit was very foul inby, and that therolley way was choked up with falls from the roof. Several of the miners wno have bsen employed to got to the men save been brought to bank suffering from the effects of after damp, and others immediately descended to take their places in the work of ridding away the rubbish. The explosion took place in the low main seam._ Amongst those killed are a father and son named Mills. Robert Eutherford, two hewers named Hogg and Dcdds, and Thomas Weathevburn.

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