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What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

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San Francisco, CA Fatal Hotel Fire, Oct 1931

3 MEN KILLED IN BAY CITY HOTEL BLAZE.

GAS EXPLOSION TURNS HOTEL IN SAN FRANCISCO INTO INFERNO.

MANY ARE INJURED.

TWO TRAPPED IN FLAMES, ONE LEAPS TO DEATH IN STREET BELOW.  read more »

Waller, TX Two Car Collision Kills Nine, Nov 1957

NINE KILLED IN TEXAS AUTO CRASH.  read more »

Lakewood, OH Automobile And Train Crash, Dec 1939

FIVE KILLED IN CRASH AT LAKEWOOD CROSSING.  read more »

Pittsburgh, PA Auto Breaks Gas Line Causes Blast, Dec 1952

SIX CHILDREN KILLED IN BLAST AT PITTSBURGH.

BIG GAS EXPLOSION RESULTS AS SKIDDING AUTO SHATTERS LINE.  read more »