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Norway monarch to Kings Bay. HRH King Harald V will visit Ny-Ålesund on 5th November to participate in the 50th anniversary of the King’s Bay accident. 21 people were killed at the King’s Bay mine in Svalbard on 5th November 1962 following a gas explosion. It was the worst mining accident in Norwegian history. Then Labour (Ap) Prime Minister Einar Gerhardsen and his entire Cabinet resigned the following year.

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Norway monarch to Kings Bay

Published on Monday, 1st October, 2012 at 08:48 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 1st October 2012 at 14:53.

HRH King Harald V will visit Ny-Ålesund on 5th November to participate in the 50th anniversary of the King’s Bay accident.

HM King Harald of Norway in 2010
HM King Harald of Norway in 2010
Photo: Sølve Sundsbø/Det kongelige hoff


21 people were killed at the King’s Bay mine in Svalbard on 5th November 1962 following a gas explosion. It was the worst mining accident in Norwegian history.

Then Labour (Ap) Prime Minister Einar Gerhardsen and his entire Cabinet resigned the following year.

The King will attend the commemoration with government representatives and survivors of the accident.

State-owned Kings Bay AS’ chairman of the board Knut M. Ore said to NRK the King coming to Ny-Ålesund for the commemoration is extremely important.

“It provides a gravity that underscores the impact the event had. And it is a special tribute to those who worked there and those of them who died.”

Ny-Ålesund is now an international research location with scientists from 20 countries.

Norway, the UK, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, India, Japan, China and South Korea have own research stations there.




Published on Monday, 1st October, 2012 at 08:48 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 1st October 2012 at 14:53.

This post has the following tags: norwaykingsbay, kingharaldv, kingsbayaccident.





  
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