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111 miners killed in 1947 Centralia mine disaster 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 25 1947)


Video: 'Centralia Coal Mine No 5 Disaster / Explosion ~ March 25, 1947 ~ Woody Guthrie'

(Tuesday, March 25, 1947, 3:26 p.m. CST) — A coal-dust explosion inside the Centralia No. 5 coal mine exploded today near the town of Centralia, Illinois, killing 111 people; only 31 miners escaped. Continue reading 111 miners killed in 1947 Centralia mine disaster 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 25 1947)