In London, an explosion at the excavations for the new underground railway kills two railwaymen

Around ten in the morning, at the mouth of the tunnel being used to construct the first of the planned underground railway lines near Kings Cross Station in London, a locomotive pulling cars of excavated soil exploded its firebox.  The engine was thrown from the track and its stack into neighboring streets where a cab driver was injured.  The driver and fireman of the locomotive were killed instantly and another worker badly hurt.  (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), 170.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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