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SINKING OF THE MALOJA.

CROWDS WITNESS THE OUT-

RAGE.

j LONDON, February 27 A Lloyds message just received states that the Maloja was mined off Dover and"sank. The people are being picked up., She was bound for.lndia with passengers and mails. A- violent-explosion was heard at 11 this morning, which attracted crowds to the water front, when they saw the Maloja two' miles distant in difficulties. In response to her wireless S.O.S. signals scores of patrol boats and trawlers appeared quickly from all directions. Motor boats and tugs n launched from Dover promptly, "rushed to the rescue. The Maloja soon began to settle by the stern where she was damaged until the seas were almost. ■ level with the ; bridge. »

, 'ANOTHER*'.-SHIP SUNK., Watchers ashore witnessed another thrilling experience half-an-hour, later when the Empress of Fort William was sunk half-a mile djstant from the scene of the earlier disaster. <

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SINKING OF THE MALOJA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3526, 29 February 1916

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SINKING OF THE MALOJA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3526, 29 February 1916

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