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More explosions Copyright: Klikk Dreamstime. Icelandic eruptions A volcanic eruption in Iceland which started in may have had a direct effect on the UK and parts of Western Europe. Although severely injured, he stood by his post in the wrecked box by the level crossing. He saw his cottage across the road collapse and knew that his wife and daughter were inside, but duty demanded his remaining by the signal levers. He got a colleague to open the gates to let through a train…and when it was clear he allowed himself to be taken to hospital.
The roof of his car was torn off and all the glass shattered. But 12 people died.
He took the remains to a County pathologist. One portion of skull had black wavy hair, and the other two had brown hair. SO what caused the explosion? An official court of inquiry was held immediately, but its classified conclusions were not released to the inquest. The coroner was told that the inquiry was satisfied that there was no negligence and that all precautions had been taken.
Sabotage, though, was ruled out — a group of Italian prisoners of war were said to be working nearby.
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