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Special Despatch.

To the Mercury.

Railway Accident Near Sorel.

Ten Men Killed—Fifteen Wounded.

Sorel, Sept. 29—11 a.m.  

An accident occurred six miles east of Sorel last night, on the Richmond, Drummond and Arthabaska railway. Ten men were killed, and thirteen badly wounded. It is said a rail was placed across the track by some malicious person. The night was dark.

Further Particulars.

Sorel, Sept. 29—2 p.m.  

Last night about seven o'clock a train coming from Nawaska ran over an obstruction which had been maliciously placed across the track. Six platforms cars were in front with about 75 labourers on them the engine in the rear and running at fair speed when the accident occurred about two miles from Nawaska. A man placed in front of the train with a light made signals when he saw there was danger and jumped oberboard as well as all the men on the same platform. Conductor Swan stopped the engine and every one on the tender with him jumped out without injuries. Two or three platforms were upset by the shock and all the men on them were crushed under this fearful weight.

The number of killed is eleven—Twenty five are awfully bruised. The names of killed are of Sorel.

Johnny Boucher,

Chas. Latour,

David Côté

Pierre Cartier,

Oscar Touin,

Napoleon Barthiaume,

Martin Plante,

J. B. Blais,

Cantara and Alfred McClure, of St. Robert, and Ausantal, of same place.

The wounded of Sorel are Côté, Desrosiers, Parent, Proulx; of St. Robert, Lefrancois, and Lanier, from West Farnman. This event has caused great excitement, and many entertain suspicions as to the authors of the catastrophe. Mr. Senecal was on the train at the time and did everything that lay in his power for the comfort of the sufferers.

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