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What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

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Port Isabel, TX Barge Rams Bridge, Sep 2001

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BRIDGE COLLAPSE KILLS AT LEAST 5.  read more »

Houston, TX Gulf Hotel Destroyed By Fire, Sep 1943

Fighting The Gulf Hotel Fire

48 DIE IN FIRE THAT DESTROYS SMALL HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON.

Houston, Tex., Sept. 7. (SP) -- Forty-eight men perished when fire swept a small, ancient hotel here today.  read more »

Goliad, TX Pickup Truck Crash Kills 14, Jul 2012

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14 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE KILLED WHEN PICKUP TRUCK CRASHES IN TEXAS.  read more »

Midland, TX Train Crashes Parade Float, Nov 2012

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TRAIN CRASHES INTO WOUNDED VETERANS PARADE FLOAT.  read more »



by Dr. Radut