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Hurled To Death

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Parent Issue
Day
19
Month
June
Year
1891
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

Berlín, June 15.- A fearful accident is ïeported írom Switzerland. A railroad bridge acrosa the Moenichen, a small affluent of the Rhine, at Stein, in the cantón of Basel, not far from Germany, gave Way yesterday under the weight of an exeursion train, crowded with throngs of people who were on their way to a musical fete. Two engines atid the first car, with all its passengere, flrst plunged into the river, while the other cars remained suspended over the streara. All the trainmen were killed, and every passenger in the submerged car was drowned. Thirteen cars were saved. The number of killed was at least sixty, and of those injured not less than 100. The fearful calamity has caused a terrible shock in Switzerland and south Germany. Rescuers hastened to the scène, and the injured were taken care of.