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In Ireland, a deadly Dublin tenement fire kills eight children and three others

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04/14/1861
An early morning fire destroyed a house on Patrick Street in Dublin.  In a poor area of the city, the house was the home for thirty-two people in seven families.  In all, eleven people, including eight children, died in the blaze.  (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. 57.

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