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THE FLOODS IN AMERICA FURTHER DETAILS

(FIB PRESS 48SOOIATZO2V ) Hbw Yobk, Jane 8. ■Bind! of foreigners ire stripping and robbing all valuables from those who lost their lives in the Johnstown floods, and are also committing wholesale murder of the injured. Several Hungarians who were found to be conneoted with the outrages, and cutting fingers and ears off the corpses, in order to gain possession of jewellery, have been lynched. Hew Yobk, June 4. ■ Twenty foaeigners who were deteoted robbing the dead at Johnstown, were lynched by she mob. 3eve» others undoi fire ol revolvers were driven back into the flood until they were drowned. Two thousand bodies aie being slowly trematad on the railway bridge at Johnstown, whioh I caught fire from burning debris piled against ijL It is now estimated that from 10,000 to 15,000 lives were lost in Johnstown alone. In many instanoes people committed auioide. It is estimated that the lost is forty million dollars. Tho site on which the town of Johnstown Itood presents the appearance of a lake, with water forty feet deep. A large body of military has been despatched to the soene of the disaster to proteot the wounded'. A fund in aid of the sufferers has been opened. The flood is subsiding. The Pennsylvania Railway Company estimate their loss at 15,000,000 dollars. Several thousand poople have been renderered homeless, and it is feared that paitflenoi may break out.

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THE FLOODS IN AMERICA FURTHER DETAILS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2143, 5 June 1889

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THE FLOODS IN AMERICA FURTHER DETAILS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2143, 5 June 1889

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