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MIRACULOUS ESCAPE

BRAKES. FAIL TO ACT

Pauis, May 21

The Peninsular and Oriental boat train from Marseilles to Paris, when travelling at the rate of fifty miles an hour, was timed to stop at Macon. The brakes,.however, failed to act, and tbe train dashed fhrough the station and collided with a shunting engine, which was overturned and thrown clear, Tbe express jumped tbe rails for ten yards, and then regained the metals The guard van next to the engine was smashed, and* the passengers suffered from shock, but nobody was seriously injured.

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MIRACULOUS ESCAPE, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 439, 26 May 1914

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MIRACULOUS ESCAPE Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 439, 26 May 1914

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