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Luisenthal Mine

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Date  7 February 1962
Location  Völklingen, Germany
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Similar  Wunder von Lengede, Courrières mine disaster, Senghenydd colliery disaster

The Luisenthal Mine was a coal mine in near Völklingen, Germany.

1962 Mine DisasterEdit

On February 7, a methane explosion occurred after the opening of a methane-containing cavern in the Alsbach field. This triggered an even bigger coal dust explosion with devastating effects. 299 workers of the 433 present were killed, making this the greatest mining catastrophe in the history of the Saarland coal mining area.

References

Luisenthal Mine Wikipedia


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