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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Avilla, IN Two Automobile Collision, Sep 1958

TWO-CAR CRASH KILLS 5 UPSTATE.

AUBURN MAN, WIFE AND 3 BOYS VICTIMS.  read more »

Belle Glade, FL Head On Collision Kills Nine Dec 1958

NINE KILLED IN FLORIDA CRASH.  read more »

Mt. Carmel, PA Airliner Crash, Jun 1948

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43 PERSONS KILLED IN DC-6 PLANE CRASH.

INVESTIGATORS PROBE WRECKAGE; HITS POWER LINE NEAR MT. CARMEL.  read more »

Edmonton, AB Indoor Roller Coaster Accident, June 1986

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INDOOR COASTER DERAILS, KILLS THREE IN CANADA.  read more »