Shocking Railway Accident.
(per press association.)
\ "; I ■ Sydney, April 26.' The grade at Raglan, where the couplings of the trucks gave way, is one in forty. It is estimated that in the descent the runaway attained a speed of eighty miles an hour. Eight hundred sheep stowed in the trucks were killed. :•-'."'-'
Inside the boiler, which was stove in, were found portions of the brake va.n, clothing and cushions, as -well as human : flesh and blood.
The driver and fireman of the Bourke train gallantly remained at their posts, and, fortunately, were but slightly injm*ed.
Maude Bedford, one of those injured, .died to-day, making four victims. The .injured are progressing favorably.
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Shocking Railway Accident., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890
Shocking Railway Accident. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890
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