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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