Welcome to GenDisasters!

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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Pittsburgh, PA Street Car Fire, Feb 1904

MAD RACE OF BLAZING CAR.

DRAMATIC INCIDENT OCCURS ON A LINE OF PITTSBURG [sic] TRACTION COMPANY.  read more »

Philadelphia, PA Trolley Wreck, Mar 1908

FOUR ARE HURT WHEN CROWDED TROLLEYS CRASH

Women, Unable to Get Inside, Jammed on Front Platform

SLIPPERY RAILS ARE CAUSE OF ACCIDENT  read more »

Quakertown, PA Head On Crash Kills Two, May 1955

TWO KILLED, 3 INJURED IN BETHLEHEM PIKE CRASH.  read more »

Fletcher, NC Quarry Pit Cave In, Feb 1933

SEVEN KILLED IN QUARRY PIT.

NEGRO LABORERS CRUSHED TO DEATH IN PIT NEAR FLETCHER, N.C. UNDER MASS OF DEBRIS.  read more »