MEN BLOWN TO PIECES. TERROR IN ADJOINING VILLAGE. (Received. February''2l, 12.L5 p.m.) LONDON, February 20. Nobel's mixing house contained 6000 pounds of gelatine, and it is believed it ■exploded during its conveyance from the building. The seven people inside were blown to pieces, and four outside were injured, one fatally; four others had miraculous escapes. No trace of the structure remained.
A second explosion occurred in ( the sample house, and buildings' for miles around Were shaken to their foundations. Terror reigned in the .neighbouring yjijlage. The residents rushed into" the streets, horses stampeded, and the glass roof of the Arder Foundry collapsed and fell on 300 workmen, many being seriously cut.
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FATAL EXPLOSION, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914
FATAL EXPLOSION Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914
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