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Father, son die in mine


The bodies of a father and son were found inside an abandoned eastern Kentucky coal mine, officials said.

Ricky Dixon, 41, and Kevin Dixon, 19, both of Cornettsville, went into the mine on November 10 in search of scrap metal to sell, Harlan County officials said. The men apparently were overcome by a lack of oxygen in the mine, medical officials said.

Their bodies were found the next day (Sunday) after they were reported missing.

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