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300 Corpses Already Taken Out of the Ruins. (by cable.) ' . Vienna, Deo. 9. A disastrous conflagration, accompanied with immense loss of life, occurred last night in this city. During the performance at Ring (sic) Theatre, a lighted lamp fell on the stage, which was at once ignited. The fire spread with great rapidity, and in a short time the flames had blocked all means of exit, from the building. Sixty persons leaped from the windows into extended articles of clothing held by others in the streets, and 1 were saved. The majority of those in the theatre were, however, unable to escape, and were burnt to death. Over 300 corpses have up to the present extricated from the ruins of the building, which has been completely gutted. ' ■

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DISASTROUS FIRE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 505, 10 December 1881

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DISASTROUS FIRE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 505, 10 December 1881

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