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New Orleans, LA Area Excursion Train Wreck, Aug 1908 - Twenty Hurt

Twenty Passengers Hurt

Excursion Train was Wrecked Near New Orleans.

New Orleans, LA., August 25 - An excursion train on the Great Northern railroad, returning from Covington and other points in southeastern Louisiana was wrecked several miles out from the city tonight. Four of the passenger coaches turned over, but none of the occupants were fatally injured.

About 20 passengers, who were cut by flying glass and others who were seriously bruised were brought to New Orleans on a relief train, and placed in a hospital. The cause of the wreck is not yet known.

The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga 26 Aug 1908

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