January 1, 1970

7 coal miners dead in China after gas explosion

A gas explosion inside a coal mine in southwestern China has killed seven people and injured two more. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Toll in China mine blast rises to 33

All 33 miners missing after a colliery explosion in China have been confirmed dead, state media reports, in the country’s latest mining accident. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Second man dies after being trapped in Germiston mine

The second man who was trapped in a mine on Stanley Road in Primrose, Germiston has died, paramedics have said. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Flush with cash, Americans buying more diamonds than ever

With stock prices scaling new highs and robust economic growth, Americans have spent a record amount of money buying diamonds. Source: News