Friends and family take time to remember lost miners

BROOKWOOD, AL (WBRC) - It was a time to remember a dark day for the Alabama mining community on Thursday.

Friends and family paused to remember the 13 miners killed back in 2001 at the Jim Walter mine number five in Brookwood.

A pair of explosions caused by ignited methane gas ripped through the mine. It is one of the deadliest tragedies in Alabama's mining history.

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