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In England, a freak accident on the new London Underground kills three passengers.

Railroad Accidents, iconic image
12/19/1866

The new London underground line run by the Metropolitan Railway since 1863, the first in the world, suffered from a fatal accident near the Aldersgate Station when girders from an overhead construction site fell and hit a four-carriage train during the noon hour.  All the cars were heavily damaged but the last was completely destroyed and the three passengers there, two men and a woman, were killed instantly or died later than day. The guard in the carriage survived with severe injuries.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle," The Annual Register: A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroard for the Year 1866 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1867), 201-204.

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