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THREE GIRLS KILLED, [Pep. Press Association. '-Copyright.] MELBOURNE, September 23, ’ An_ explosion took place to-day in. tho Colonial Ammunition Company’s factory at Footsoray. One girl was Skilled outright, and two others were finally injured. Alice M'Leod (aged 19), Elizabeth Greenham (17), and Henrietta Fitzpatrick (17) were engaged finishing cartridges filled with powder when an explosion occurred, blowing tho roof of tho building off. Alice M‘Leoa was killed instantaneously ; her companions were blown across the room. Elizabeth Greenham expired a few hours later. Henrietta Fitzpatrick was also very seriously injured, and seemed to realise that her case was hopeless. It is supposed that the brass cap on tho end of a cartridge was struck by machinery, thus causing a spark, which ignited the powder.

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A POWDER EXPLOSION., Issue 10428, 24 September 1897

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A POWDER EXPLOSION. Issue 10428, 24 September 1897

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