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Mine Disaster #440839

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 26, 1968
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(Studio) New explosions hit Consolidation Coal Company Mine number 9 in West Virginia. Rescue efforts to continue.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Farmington, West Virginia) Drilling teams seek sites to bore into mines. Film shown. Difficulties cited. No signs of life in mine. Air tests prove lethal. [Company President John CORCORAN - explains problems of search.] Food packages assembled. Fairmont, West Virginia, food firm donates turkeys. UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) paid for rest. Thanksgiving day noted.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Reporter(s):
Briggs, Fred;
Huntley, Chet
Duration:
00:02:50

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