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Abbeystead disaster 30 years on

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Abbeystead disaster in Lancashire in which 16 people were killed.

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  1. Rob Smith

A small village in Lancashire remembers lost relatives and friends on the anniversary of an explosion at a water pumping station.

It's thirty years since the blast forever changed the lives of those in St Michaels on Wyre. Water officials had taken people on a tour of Abbeystead Station, north of the village, to convince them it wasn't responsible for flooding.

Underground methane ignited while they were inside. 16 died, many more were injured.

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