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Warminster and Westbury Journal,
Saturday 19 September 1908, page 2


A disaster of a most extraordinary nature is reported to have occurred in a Pennsylvania coal mine on Saturday.

During a heavy thunderstorm lightning flashed down the mine which is 1,300 feet deep, and killed three miners who were at work near the bottom of the shaft. A steel rail which runs down the shaft evidently acted as a conductor for the lightning.


Submitted by Roger Gosling

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