THE LIBAN-INSULAIRE COLLISION.
AWCTL, SCENE OF SmPWEECK. A[ d^patct >om ; Marseffles France, dafcett viTuue -7, Bays.:— "More tha_iw t>e6i&%erikiiecL to-day in the collision betweMihe InmilalrejMid the Übau passenieW*»ffS»ra ngili gn_ to T -c" 3 Fra&et^&SMp e°- «Tte Lilian leJ&ThSire this -te«H»g on her regular tfip tbißaatia; Coreiejfc and was run i down M BbnTcty the Insnlaire, The colljflion /was : «fe om/ the :pilo W»t Blebhainp,. two mjles away, Therßfechamp ?^hastened to render assistance. The collision cut a great hole ;in,the.Bi4e of theldtan; ;The captain the vessel agrptind, but seventeen minutes after the icoßision, while ißtilJ in deep waters the?iore ! stob"of tho steamer plunked beneatljcawf^avCß, L f : -A.^Jmn^ utes later the vessel disappearddi- Meanwhifei;d^ v^ssela/Jrew neaai and dOT>erate r eff6rte :*e>e:madeta rescue. - ''tito Bufferers. > -The. Blebhainp picked up fbr^lpersonsv aiid theVßattan Tescue^ : 87 :;: *' Ttoa Officers of the Balkan say that the sMne just; belo^^eKbandisap. ; pe^red^as terrible: thejv^elsanir ft inclined tb "auch an angle i that the :' maßteßtruok the watery causinffan ed^ . which Snacle the work of rescue very drffi-; cult, human beings clung to th^ r fo^denni?yeßseV;.titteTtag 4espairinff cries as she went down^, A\t the same : Sthe boilers exploded,, intensifying tfohoirors. F6r a few minutes the vie- : tiina-^rofeeft s^ru^linjr in the water. I:-. Thett«e wayeai closed ovot themy^CW : 200,pewms :on the liiban } |sWJ« v >half^fe4rownett Itiatyte£tiaab&f .^■libait'^aa vputtaSc -to; sea a^iihe J?w* *^laire^i^'mapng^^ 'the port of Maire ;lsJandi -The • enttance to, the port hid the . vessels ijj^'V'eacfcv'QitortiU'tbo^late;*) »7omiie^«#^«- A *"&*s&■&& ' • •■• " Alltiie passengers, were below :-at^tne the^pntt. Coining, bn^ deck I ■ saw the lagn^e app^ojEuJhing.us ; at full sp§ed. ■ The^kptain gaviS rse^ral orders, but apsWie wiisfi^ dfeffii^wiil?- "■'■■^^^Some-pasisengers ■ lepr&ched^ cftptain. pT^n:tii?i"crash panic prevailea; :■? Attempts i were mtfdito lowettlie^ boats but only one got Xw£j| audii that Vl and a few others, es capei. As the vessel saflk bow first the passi&igerß took refuge on the after dosk, which was covered loy an awning. This, «8 the Liban.. foundered, became a cage in whicfc the people were caught iand digged beneath the waters."
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Nelson Evening Mail, Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 150, 13 July 1903
THE LIBAN-INSULAIRE COLLISION. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 150, 13 July 1903
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