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1915 - 6 Dead, 8 Injured In Fire and Explosion at Beloeil

1915 - 6 Dead, 8 Injured In Fire and Explosion at Beloeil

MONTREAL, July 6 - Six people were killed and eight others seriously injured in an explosion and fire in the factory of the Canadian Explosives company at Beloeil, Que., early today.

The dead are: Capt. J. Murry Wilson, Montreal, superintendent of the Canadian Explosives company; Elmer G. Brown, superintendent of the Cordite section at Beloeil; Raoul Savreau, Richard, Meyer, Maria Williams and Bertha Blois, Beloeil.

The injured are: Miss Bettina Lacasse, Miss Laura Eli, David Pritchard, J. Josoin, H. C. Schnoch, Henri Chicoine, Ubald Simoneau and Charles Byrne, all of Beloeil.

Every person in the room where the explosion occurred was killed instantly.

The injured were brought to the Montreal general hospital. The monetary loss is about $20,000.


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