Leadership

TUNNEL DISASTER IN PARIS.

Issue 7 and Volume 34.

TUNNEL DISASTER IN PARIS. On Monday night as a train of eight cars was passing through the tunnel of the Metropolitan electric railway, it was disabled by the electric motor failing to act properly when near the station of Les Couronnes, and was being pushed along by another, when the damaged dynamo set fire to the motor car of the first train. The fire burned fiercely, and raised quantities of thick smoke, and at the same time the electric lights went out, leaving the passengers in darkness, save for the light from the burning motor car at the head of the line of sixteen cars. The train came to a stop, and while the panicstricken passengers, chiefly working men and women, with a few children and firstclass passengers, got out and tried to grope their way back to Les Couronnes, many of them fell by the way stunned and killed…

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