Ten Lives Lost at Detroit

Ten Lives Lost at Detroit

Ten out of 27 employes were killed; nine of them instantly; the bodies of the nine men charred almost beyond recognition and hands and feet burned off some of them, and the plant of the Mexican Crude Rubber Company at Detroit, Mich., was destroyed by an explosion of chemicals in the reduction room at 9:50 A. M., May 5. Nearly every factory and house within a radius of three blocks had windows broken from the detonation. Men standing in the street were bowled over. The crash was heard three miles away. The explosion was followed by a number of smaller gasoline explosions. Firemen carried the bodies from the building.

BATTALION CHIEF THOS. J. MURPHY, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.

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