Scots mining disaster remembered





Events are taking place this week to commemorate the 47 men killed in Scotland's worst mining disaster of the last century.

It is 50 years to the day since an underground fire at Auchengeich Colliery in Lanarkshire.

A total of 41 women were widowed and 76 children lost their fathers as a result of the tragedy.

On Sunday a special remembrance service will be held and a new memorial statue will be unveiled.



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