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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Frank Alberta at 4 10 am, a huge 74 million tonne slab of limestone slides off the east slope of Turtle Mountain and sweeps 1.6 km through the Crowsnest Pass valley and the coal mining village of Frank, burying the mine entrance and killing at least 70 people in 100 seconds; only 23 survive, and 17 trapped miners dig themselves to safety 13 hours later. The slab is 400 metres high, 1200 metres wide and 150 metres thick.

Kay Boyle, St Paul Minn, novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)

Frank Alberta at 4:10 am, a huge 74 million tonne slab of limestone slides off the east slope of Turtle Mountain and sweeps 1.6 km through the Crowsnest Pass valley and the coal mining village of Frank, burying the mine entrance and killing at least 70 people in 100 seconds; only 23 survive, and 17 trapped miners dig themselves to safety 13 hours later. The slab is 400 metres high, 1200 metres wide and 150 metres thick.

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