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In Ireland, a Dublin omnibus crashes into the Grand Canal and six passengers drown

Ireland, 1857, zoomable map
04/06/1861
A horse-drawn public omnibus was traveling at around nine in the evening towards the city center in Dublin with three male, two females, and a small child as passengers.  Crossing the Portobello Bridge over the Grand Canal, the horses became disturbed and backed the omnibus up through a barrier into a water-filled lock on the Canal.  The driver was dragged to safety but all the passengers and the horses were drowned. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 49.

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