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Donations to Miners' Families Top $300,000

Donations to Miners' Families Top $300,000



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HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) -- Donations for the families of the men killed at Crandall Canyon mine last month top $300,000.

Whether it's just $5 or thousands, the donations keep coming.

Six men were lost when the mine collapsed on Aug. 6 and three more men died in another collapse during the rescue effort.

Huntington Mayor Hilary Gordon says the money started coming in days after the first collapse. And she says every penny that comes in goes to the families.

Gordon set up accounts at Zions Bank and controls the distribution from those accounts. She says each of the nine families has received $15,000 so far -- and that's not including funds set up at other banks.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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