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DISASTER IN WALES.

BURSTING OF RHONDDA VALLEY DAM. United Press Association —By Electrio Telegraph—Copyright. (Received Maroh 13th, 5 p.m.) LONDON, March 12. The dam at Rhondda Valley, in Glamorganshire, Wales, burst, and tho flood water created extensive damage. The houses at Clydach Vale were sur.rounded, and several collapsed. In one case a mother and infant were killed in heel. Six others, mostly children, were drowned in the roaring torrent. There were many narrow escapes among residents who were washed out of their houses.

Some 900 children in a schoolhouse were saved through the teachers' prom,p.titu3e, and tho playground wall withstanding the flood. The children were passed through the windows to colliers wading in four feet of water.

The flood swept huge boulders on to tho railway line, blocking traffic.

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DISASTER IN WALES., Press, Volume LXVI, Issue 13680, 14 March 1910

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DISASTER IN WALES. Press, Volume LXVI, Issue 13680, 14 March 1910

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