TRAIN WRECK AT HAMLET... 20 PEOPLE KILLED, 1906

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TRAIN WRECK AT HAMLET... 20 PEOPLE KILLED, 1906

Postby Bruce Osburn » Thu July 4, 2013, 8:02 pm

FROM: KEOWEE COURIER, Pickens Court House, S.C., July 25, 1906

TWENTY KILLED IN WRECK.
Charlotte, July 22. — Seaboard Air Line passenger train No. 44 collided with an extra freight train one mile west of Hamlet to-day, and from 18 to 25 people are reported to have met death. The wreck occurred at 7:30 p.m. Engineer F.B. Lewis and his fireman, Tom Hill, were killed and from 18 to 25 passengers, most of them negroes, met death. A score or more were injured. Only a few of the dead have been identified. The dead and injured will be taken to Rockingham as soon as a special can be made up. The wreck was caused by a misunderstanding of orders. Both engines and nearly all the coaches and box cars were demolished. The track is completely blocked.
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