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Mine Disaster / West Virginia #616

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 21, 1968
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(Studio) Slim hope for 78 men trapped in coal mine near Mannington, West Virginia. Less evidence of fire.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Mannington, West Virginia) Fire spreads, making rescue impossible. Aerial view of No. 9 mine fire shown. Families wait at company store. [William POUNDSTONE - says trying to reach mine's interior.] Nation's worst mine accident occurred in 1907 in West Virginia. 16 killed 14 years ago at same No. 9 mine. [Miner's mother Celia JONES - says son felt mine would blow up. Mines haven't changed over years Praying and hoping.] Special Church services held. [PRIEST - prays to Lord with regard to mine disaster.]

North, Don;
Reynolds, Frank

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