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ALLEGED FRAUD ON NOBLEMEN.

KMLWAY CRASH IN BELGIUM.".

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KMLWAY CRASH IN BEL- GIUM. BRUSSEL'S EXPRESS MAIL IN COLLISION. 21 PERSONS KILLED AND 100 INJURED. A Central News telegram from Brussels on Saturday morning says:—A terrible collision occurred this morning between two trains, one being an express from Lille, at Forest, near Brussels. The accident happened at half-past eight, and many passengers are reported to have been killed, whilst a large number were wounded. A sub-editor of the newspaper "Petit Bleu" is amongst the wounded. A Central News telegram from Brussels on Saturday at eleven a.m. says :-Later details from Forest show that the railway accident this morning was one of the most terrible that have ever been experienced. The Belgian express train from Lille to Tournai was stand- ing stationary at the Forest Station, a dense fog prevailing at the time. The express train from Mons rushed into the station on the same line of metals, crashing carriage after carriage and creating euch a scene of confusion and wreck as can scarcely be conceived. The cries of the wounded were heartrending, and many pathetic incidents were witnessed when the wounded were being removed from the wreckage. Doctors were summoned from Brussels, and a large railway staff proceeded immediately to the spot. Amongst the killed were a young and prepossessing couple, who had only been married yesterday. Their deaths appear to have been instantaneous. Some French ladies were amongst the killed and wounded, but the great majority of the victims.are Belgians. It is not yet known whether there are any English or American travellers amongst the sufferers, but it is believed not. The full extent of the catas- trophe is not yet made known, but the present estimate is that twenty persons have been killed, and the wounded number nearly 100. Several of these are lying in a precarious condition. A DEATH-ROLL OF TWENTY-ONE. A later Renter's telegram from Brussels on Saturday says:-It has now been ascertained that the number of persons killed outright in the accident at the Forest Station was 21. None of them were of English nationality. The injured number about 100, eight or nine of whom are not expected to survive. The expla- nation now most generally accepted of the cause of the accident is that the local train from Tournai, which was ten minutes late, was overtaken by the Mons train, which, owing to the fog, passed the distant signal and crashed into the rear of the stationary train. The loco- motive of the express reared up and literally leaped upon the roof of the three rearmost carriages of the Tournai train, the driver not even having time to shut off steam. The three carriages were packed with people, and it is among these that most of the victims are to be found. The greater number were third-class passengers. The heavy engine broke through the roof of the crowded carriages and crumpled them up into an appalling and inextricable tangle of splintered wood, fractured metal, and human bodies. Six bodies were found inter- twined in the wheels of the locomotive. Help was promptly organised, and a relief train was despatched at the earliest possible moment from the Brussels (South) Station, while nine doctors, five priests, several members of the Red Cross Society and sisters of charity, and ten medical students assisted in the work of rescue and in caring for the injured. Some of the latter were taken to various estaminets near the scene of the accident, while others were conveyed to the hospital or to the Brussels (South) Station. Many of them refused to give their names for fear of causing alarm to their families. The spectacle of the dead and wounded, many of them partially buried in the wrecked train, was simply appalling. Here one saw an old man with his head completely crushed, there a man with his body bent double. In another place lay a young scholar with his class books strewn round him. A Government clerk had one eye torn out and his face flattened to a shapeless pulp. An official of the Cour des Comptes had all his teeth broken and his lips torn away. A little girl was scalped, though her body otherwise was uninjured. The greatest difficulty was experienced in extrica- ting the bodies crushed underneath the loco- motive. Some of these were eviscerated, and others were fearfully ma,ngled, one woman being cut completely in two. A governess was rescued alive after being buried for three hours beneath the engine, surrounded by three dead bodies. The engine-driver and stoker of the Tourna.i train are said to have escaped unin- jured, but rushed away across the country in a state bordering on madness, and have not been seen since. All the officials of the tele- scoped train escaped, but the eon of the stationmaster of Ruysbroeck, who was among the passengers, was killed. The Prefect of St. Michael's College, finding that fifteen of the I students were missing this morning, sent at once to the scene of the disaster. The train service from Brussels for Paris is being run by way of Baulers, and the Lille traffic is being sent via Enghein. By a sinister coinci- dence, an -accident happened at the Brussels (West) Station at the same time as the Forest disaster. Two goods trains collided, and a brakesman was killed, while three wagons were destroyed.

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