Marianna, PA Mine Explosion Disaster, Nov 1908 - Death Toll 130 or More
MARIANNA YIELDS UP 103 VICTIMS; MAY GET ALL THE DEAD OUT TONIGHT.
Work Not Pushed This Morning as Rescuers Are Worn Out, But It Was Taken Up With Renewed Energy at Noon.
COMPANY PLACES DEATH LIST AT 130, BUT VILLAGERS SAY IT IS HIGHER.
Special to The Courier.
WASHINGTON, Pa., Nov. 30.-- Up to 1 o'clock 103 bodies have been removed from the ill-fated Marianna mine of the Pittsburg-Buffalo Company, the scene of Saturday's awful disaster. Of the bodies brought out since midnight seven were Americans and have been identified. This makes 40 men whose names are known. It is expected that by night all of the victims will have been removed from the mine as excellent progress is being made by the rescuing parties.
But little work was done this morning as the volunteers were exhausted from their constant labors. They have been working continuously since the accident occurred and this morning many of them were unable to resume work. At noon all were refreshed after a brief rest and this afternoon will push their work with renewed vigor.
Those who have penetrated into the depths of the mine state but few obstructions have been met. There was practically no falls of coal to impede progress and all of the entries are now clear.
Estimates as to the number of dead continue to vary. The company officials maintain that the number will not exceed 130 but residents of the mining village, employes about the works and others declare that fully 200 men were at work when the explosion occurred and all perished.