Funeral arrangements set for miners killed in explosion

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The funerals for Paris Thomas Junior, George William Petra and Roy Middleton will be held on Wednesday. All three men will be laid to rest at Evarts Memorial Gardens in Evarts.

Jimmy Lee and Amon Brock will have their funerals on Thursday. Lee will be buried at Uplands Cemetery in Pathfork while Brock will be buried on Friday morning at Brock Cemetery in Putney.

The five men died after an explosion at the Darby Number One mine in Holmes Hill. The cause of the explosion is still not known.

Autopsies revealed three of the men died from carbon monoxide poisoning after the explosion while two were killed in the blast.

Miner Paul Ledford survived the explosion but said the air pack he was wearing did not work properly.