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Over 50 persons were killed, and more than one hundred injured, at four o’clock Thursday morning when the train proceeding from Vilna to Warsaw was wrecked at Lida, where it crashed into a railway dam, causing a terrific flood.
The train was filled with passengers, mostly Jew. Among them were a large number of emigrants pound for America. The names of the dead and injured have not been ascertained.
The work of rescue, according to latest reports, was proceeding under great difficulty. A special first aid train dispatched from Lida was held up by the damage to the tracks caused by the flood from the bursting of the dam.
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