1922 Lupeni mine disaster

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The 1922 Lupeni mine disaster was a coal mining explosion at the Lupeni Coal Mine district in the Jiu Valley of Greater Romania, on April 30, 1922. A total of 82 miners were killed.[1]


The Associated Press reported on April 30, 1922, that "Upward of 100 persons were killed today in a mine explosion in the Lupeni district of Transylvania. The bodies of 50 victims were completely carbonized while those of others were blown to pieces."[2]


  1. ^ (in Romanian) "Minerii de la Lupeni au comemorat 90 de ani de la cea mai mare catastrofă minieră din Valea Jiului, în care au murit 82 de oameni", Mediafax, April 27, 2012
  2. ^ Associated Press, "Hundred Are Killed in Transylvania Explosion", San Bernardino Daily Sun, San Bernardino, California, Monday 1 May 1922, Volume L, Number 63, page 1.