Over the Wire

20 Die in Accident

SYDNEY MINES, Nova Scotia--With more than 250 aboard, a mine train ran wild today down a mile of track deep into the Princess Colliery diggings to splinter finally against a mine wall at 60 miles an hour, killing 20 of its occupants and injuring 45 more.

Roscue crews hurrying down the narrow passageways to the wreckage picked up the mangled bodies of men who had jumped from the careening train and fallen under its wheels or were crushed against the walls. They dug in the wreckage and found more bodies and feared the tell would mount still higher.