Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 9:35 AM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 9:35 AM ET

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National Audio 9:35 AM ET

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NAT041 - (Westray-Disaster-25th) NEW GLASGOW, N.S. x-19s. A grim anniversary is being marked today near the site of a Nova Scotia mining disaster that killed 26 men. About 200 people gathered in New Glasgow to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Westray tragedy. Darlene Dollimont-Svenson travelled from Alaska to attend the ceremony. She lost her 36-year-old husband Adonis Dollimont and says support from the community and from people across Canada has helped her cope. (..a big one.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The 26 miners were killed by a deadly combination of methane gas and coal dust, which ignited in a fireball that raced through the tunnels at 5:18 a-m. In 1997, an inquiry concluded the disaster was the result of incompetence, mismanagement, bureaucratic bungling, deceit, ruthlessness and cynical indifference. --

NAT042 - (WEA-Cda-Flooding) MONTREAL. …

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