125 Russian Miners Imprisoned

February 13, 1909


An explosion causes mine in Russia to collapse trapping 125 miners inside, who fail to be rescued.


Yuzovka, Russia, Feb. 10. – An explosion occurred in the Catherine mine here, and it was followed quickly by fire. One hundred and twenty-five miners are imprisoned in the mine. An engineer and three workmen who attempted to rescue the victims have been killed.
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Alan Banuchi


“125 Russian Miners Imprisoned,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed June 20, 2024, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1867.