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In northern England, eleven killed and scores injured in a railway accident

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09/04/1860
A collision between two excursion trains killed eleven people and injured seventy-seven others at Helmshore in Lancashire, about eighteen miles north of Manchester where they had attended a fair.  Near midnight, on an incline, one train had several carriages packed with passengers broke free and ran backwards down the hill to crash into a train following on the same track.  These carriages contained almost all the victims.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1860 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1861), 152-153. 

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