Memorial of the Tragic Event in the Nelson Mine

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On 3 January 1934, in the mine Nelson III. in Osek by Duchcov coal dust explosion occurred. During the catastrophic event itself 142 miners died and another two miners died later on – in June. It was the second worst mining disaster in Bohemia. The memorial built by sculptor Karel Pokorný exhibits deceased miner´s mourning parents. In 1978 this memorial was included among national cultural memorials.

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