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1889 - DISASTER IN BELGIUM.

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A Railway Accident in Which Fourteen Person Were Killed and Fifty Others Injured.

BRUSSELS, Feb. 4. - A railway train from Brussels to Namur was thrown from the track while running at a high rate of speed near Groenendael Sunday. Fourteen persons were killed and fifty injured. The bodies of all the persons killed by the railroad accident have been brought here. Fifteen persons, all mortally injured, lie at Hoeviaert near the scene of the disaster. Among them are several children. The Minister of Railways has visited the injured, most of whom are suffering from fractured legs. Masses of masonry block the line, and they will probably have to be removed by the use of dynamite.

It has been ascertained that the train struck the pillar of a bridge near Namur causing the bridge to collapse. The train was carried down with it and completely wrecked.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
February 9, 1889

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