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.AWFUL COLLIERY EXPLOSION…

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AWFUL COLLIERY EXPLOSION AT WIGAN. On Saturday afternoon, an explosion of firedamp occur- red in the Harley mine of the Ince-hall Coal Company, near Wigan, attended by an appalling loss of life. In the morning about 240 men and boys had descended the coalpit, and all went on well until about three o'clock, when two reports were heard in quick succession by those at the month of the pit, and soon after the signal was given by the colliers below, to be drawn up the shaft. About thirty men were taken out after the signal, from the south working, who reported explosion in the north levels, which they said were on fire near the eye of the shaft, so as to cut off the retreat of the workmen there. Mr. Darlington, the manager, was sent for. but some hours elapsed before the fire could be extinguished, so as to enable him and a body of searchers to enter the north levels for the purpose of recovering the colliers who might be still alive. Only a few, and those much exhausted, have been taken out alive. Some of the colliers had escaped by another pit, so that the exact number killed is not known; but there is every reason to believe that at eight o'clock Sun- day night there were still 40 persons in the levels, under or beyond a large portion of roofing which had fallen in, and as none of the colliers discovered since Saturday night were alive, it is feared the number killed is not less than 120. Of course, so appalling an accident has caused great excitement, and the mouth of the pit was sur- rounded on Saturday and Sunday by many thousand people, including wives, sisters,;md mothers of the de- ceased, almost distracted with grief. It is the same mine in which about 61 lives were lost in March last, by a similar explosion.

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