Today I will be talking about the Heaton mining disaster.
What it was?: It was a horrible disaster, essentially it was a flood that drowned hundreds of people.
how it happened?: It happened when a miner was picking away at the rock he hit an old mine that was filled with water, all the water came gushing in.
did some survive?: Yes, some did survive but barely. They survived by finding a air pocket, just by luck there were two pit ponies. I know you’re your thinking what did they eat. This is what they ate,they killed the pit ponies to keep them alive.
were they found?: Yes, buy the mines inspector Jhon Buddle. They were found nine months after the disaester. After they where rescued Jhon Buddle closed off the Heaton mine.
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