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Friday 29th of December 1876

141 years ago

92 Die in Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Pacific Express Train n° 5 derailment in Ashtabula River Bridge, Edgewood, Ohio, United States.

The train plunged off a poorly constructed bridge. The survivors were led, carried and conveyed on sleds to hotels and private houses in the town, there being no hospital. However, people assisting also stole money and valuables from the survivors and dead, $1500 (about $33000 today). Bridge designer Amasa Stone committed suicide seven years later after experiencing financial difficulties with some foundries he had interests in, suffering from severe ulcers that kept him from sleeping and scorn from the public over the disaster.

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