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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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Pottsville, PA Coal Mine Explosion Kills Four, Sep 1930

POTTSVILLE MINE SCENE OF BLAST; FOUR ARE DEAD.  read more »

Alhambra, IL Two Car Collision, Aug 1958

DEATH TOLL FIVE IN ILLINOIS CRASH.  read more »

Memphis, TX Truck And Auto Crash, Aug 1958

TRUCK, AUTO CRASH KILLS 5.

Memphis, Tex., (AP) - A truck crashed into an auto and a station wagon early yesterday, killing five persons and an unborn baby. Five were injured, two critically.  read more »

Florence, TX Head-On Collision Kills Six, Aug 1958

6 SOLDIERS DIE IN TEXAS AUTO CRASH.

Florence, Tex. (UPI) - Six persons were killed early today in a head-on automobile collision just north of the central Texas town of Florence.  read more »