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HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE.

AUCKLAND, Sunday. Latest advices regarding the explosion in Ralph's coal mine, at Huntley, state that 21 bodies have been recovered, and 21 miners were rescued alive, leaving 24 still entombed, for whom all hope has been practically abandoned. Relief parties worked throughout the night, and fresh parties are going down to-day. The names of the killed, so far as can be ascertained, are: John Skellern, Harry Pakham, John Whorskey, Samuel Jackson, William Burt, John Robinson, William Hincho, James Holden, Robert Munsey, Charles Maloney, William Slavin, and Jacob Thompson.

The Ararat (Victoria, Australia) Advertiser, September 15, 1914.