Cape Breton Post - - Front Page -

On this date in 1992, a methane gas ex­plo­sion roared through the Westray coal mine in Ply­mouth, Pic­tou Co., killing 26 min­ers, in­clud­ing one from Cape Bre­ton. The bod­ies of 11 men were re­cov­ered al­most im­me­di­ately. A des­per­ate but un­suc­cess­ful search for sur­vivors con­tin­ued for six days.

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