A TERRIBLE DISASTER
. Ban Francisco, May 5, , Tho St Louis limited express, on the I Grand Trunk Railway, j amped from the ] track a few miles from Hamilton, | )ntarlo, on April 29, and went over an i embankment. Toe train was going at the rate of nearly a mile a minute. Bight ! coaches were wreoked and twenty persons klllad. The baggage oar telescoped the smoker, and then both caught fire. There were 115 passengers on board, and ten ' train hands. Thirty of the passengers were In the smoker, from whloh fifteen charred bodies were taken. Thirteen passengers escaped, and two, In attemp t tng to do so, were killed Instantly. Those who were free tried to save the passengers imprisoned In the blazing smoker, bat wlthont nnocess. The wreoklng of the water-tank oat off the supply of water, and all that oonld be obtained was dashed on the flames by means of palls. The agonising bat unavailing appeals for help from the Imprisoned passengers, who were roasting to death, were heartrending. Many of the bodies were so badly charred that they broke to pleoas m the handling. None of the train men were seriously injured.
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