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( Ratter's ) London, Dec. 29.

- During a heavy gale the girders of the Tay Bridge were destroyed. The train proceeding from Edinburgh to Dundee, while crossing shortly afterwards, fell througu the decking of the 'bridge into the river ; enormous loss of life insuod, although the exa.-t particulars are not yet received. It is' fearc I. two hundred pers >ns are drowned.

London, Dec. 30. It now transpires that none of the passengers by the Edinburgh and Dundee train, which fell through the Tay bridge, were saved. There were in all 90 victims. The gap in the bridge was half a nl(ie long. The actual cause of the collapse of the structure is unknown. An official inquiry is to he held.

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DESTRUCTION OF THE TAV RAILWAY BRIDGE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 42, 1 January 1880

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