Deaths from underground gas explosions in mines

This map shows the location of New Zealand's major coal mine disasters where deaths were caused by methane gas explosions.

Another major disaster, in which 11 were killed at Glen Afton mine, Huntly, on 24 September 1939, was caused by fire. Four men were killed by fire caused by spontaneous combustion at the New Imperial (Boatmans No. 4) coal mine, Reefton, on 18 September 1985.

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