Coordinates: The 1965 Dhanbad coal mine disaster occurred on 28 May 1965, in a coal mine near Dhanbad, India. An explosion occurred in Dhori colliery near Dhanbad, which led to fire in the mine. The fire killed 268 miners. Dhori colliery is located near Bermo. The mine was at the time owned by the Raja of Ramgarh.
- Parliamentary Debates: Official Report. Rajya Sabha, Volume 58, Issues 9-17. India. Parliament. Rajya Sabha Council of States Secretariat. 1966. p. 1876.
..were killed in all including 268 in the Dhori Colliery Disaster on 28-5-65.
- Link, Volume 15, Part 3. United India Periodicals, 1973. 1973. p. 16.
It was the worst mining disaster since the Dhori explosion in May, 1965. The families of 268 miners who lost their lives in the Dhori mine blast, then owned by the Ramgarh Raja, have not yet received a single paisa as compensation.
- "The Ten Worst Worldwide Mining Disasters". Archived from the original on 18 April 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2009.
- India Since 1947: The Independent Years By Gopa Sabharwal. 2007. p. 104.
- The Indian & Eastern Engineer. 1978. p. 129.