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Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > Senghenydd Coal Mine

Senghenydd (Universal Pit) Coal Mine (United Kingdom)


On the 14th October 1913, tragedy again came to Senghenydd when over 400 men were trapped underground by an explosion and fire which ripped through the underground tunnels just after 8am, just 2 hours into the morning shift. The explosion was so intense it was heard 11 miles away in Cardiff.
Rescuers battled for days to recover the wounded and dead. The first funeral was held 3 days later but it was not until the middle of November that all the bodies were recovered. The 439 dead included 63 teenagers and 162 young men in their twenties.

See the police web site.
[url]http://www.south-wales.police.uk/fe/master.asp?n1=8&n2=253&n3=491[/url] />
Full report
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http://www.cmhrc.co.uk/cms/document/1911_13.pdf[/url]

Photos of Senghenydd Coal Mine

Historic Photographs Of Senghenydd
Historic Photographs Of Senghenydd (3 photos)
Last updated February 8th 2017 by christwigg
Photographs Of Senghenydd
Photographs Of Senghenydd (3 photos)
Last updated February 2nd 2011 by Dai the Pitman

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Major Mining Region

Senghenydd Coal Mine belongs to the South Wales region.

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