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Mine Disaster / West Virginia #198517

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 22, 1968
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(Studio) More explosions and fires delay rescue at coal mine where 78 trapped.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Farmington, West Virginia) Fire spreading. Hopes dim for men's lives. [Executive Vice President Consolidation Coal Company William POUNDSTONE - says no control of fire. Must be concerned about rescue team's safety.] Families and other miners at company store.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Farmington, West Virginia) [Blast survivor Frank NICHOLAS - says going back to coal mines. Believes most of those trapped would go back if they get out. They're all real nice young guys.]
REPORTER: Bob Gregory

(Farmington, West Virginia) Doubtful men are alive.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Gregory, Bob

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