Liège, 200 hommes en danger dans la mine de Marihaye (english)

19 juin 2007

Liege, Belgium, June 19 – Two hundreds coal miners had a narrow escape from death in the Vieille Marihaye colliery, near here today, when fire started and penned them in. For hundred men were in the pit at the time, but two hundred managed to get out.
The entombed men remained in their perilous position for hours, with the fire raging inside the mine, but finally made their escape with the aid of rescue gangs.

Liège, charbonnage de Marihaye, vers 1880

Liège, charbonnage de Marihaye, vers 1880

The New York Times, June 20, 1914.

Autres billets sur les mines, ici