On 8 August 1956, in the mines of Marcinelle in Belgium, a fire resulted in 262 casualties. Many of the victims were immigrants, mostly italians, but also Polish, Greek, German, French, Hungarian, and more, in what was one of the biggest post WWII industrial accidents in Europe.
Tribute to the victims of the mining accident of Marcinelle - 20 Oct. 1956 - Strasbourg4th joint meeting of the members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community.Statement by Giuseppe PELLA, President of the ECSC Common Assembly
Statement by René MAYER, President of the ECSC High Authority and minute of silence
The files are downloadable in the "Related audio" section.With thanks to the EPRS - Historical Archives for their help.
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