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Three Men Burned To Death

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A terrible wreek oceurred Wednesday evening, three and a half miles north of Hamburg, on the Ann Arbor road, in which three of the trainmen were burned to death. The track for about half a mile, where the accident oceurred, had recently been raised a considerable distance on account of a bad sink hole at the point where the accident oceurred. It is supposed that the rails at this point sunk, as the track is now several feet below the level. The train to which the terrible accident oceurred, was a northbound freight train, drawn by extra engine No. 86. The time of the accident was about 7 o'clock. The train was going at a good rate of speed, when the engine suddenly left the track, turning completely over, so that the wheels were uppermost. Behind the engine were two coal cars and two oil tanks, which followed with such force that the oil tanks broke loose, were thrown over the coal cars, and coming in contact with the engine, burst with such terrific force as to throw the oil over the adjoining trees. Of course the oil took fire at once. On the wrecked engine were Engineer S. H. Beaulleu, Fireman George Alberts, and the head brakeraan, Thomas Mulligan. They were pinioned under the wreek, and if not killed outright, were burned to death. Only part of the body of Mulligan, from the waist down, was recovered the next morning, the remainder of his body having been burned to a crisp. Nothing of the other two bodies remained but the bones and ashes. Absolutely nothing could be done for the dooraed men. Trainmaster Fahey, Conductor Flodder, and the rear brakeman vere in the caboose, and were unnjured. The three men who were killed, were all residents of Owosso. 3eaulieu leaves a wife and two children. Alberts leaves a wife and one child, and Mulligan was unmarried. Alberts at one time worked in the yards here, and married Mrs. James Gregory, of this city.


Ann Arbor Argus
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