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THE HAMILTON DISASTER.

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m, , . „ , Ottawa, April 30. The train which met with an accident at Wamilton was carrying 150 excursionists to witness the Centennial celebration at New York, It was thrown of the rails by some mishap to a switch. A carriage containing thirtyfive passengers, most of whom were asleep, was hurled on top of the engine and caught fire from the furnace of the latter. Entangled m the wreckage many of the unfortunate people were unable to escape, and no less than twenty were burned to death. The flames spread and destroyed the whole tram. There was no water, and the heat was so great that all attempts at rescue were useless.

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THE HAMILTON DISASTER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2124, 2 May 1889

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THE HAMILTON DISASTER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2124, 2 May 1889

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