The Canadian Press

1992-05-10 | Westray-explosion

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A methane gas explosion rocked the Westray coal mine in Plymouth, Nova Scotia the morning of May 9th, killing 26 men. Twenty-four hours later, production manager Colin Benner announced the discovery of the bodies of 11 miners. (Rescue operations continued for six days -- until the crews said the danger of a cave-in was too great to continue.)

Date: 1992-05-10
Placeline: Plymouth, NS, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << this is a reply is the report that the we all hope to a we would not have to give rescue teams have reported that the the educated bodies of eleven men in the southwest area of the Westray coal mine >>

Clip ID: 19920510CPCN001