Columbus, IN Panic At County Fair, Aug 1898

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TWO TRAMPLED TO DEATH.

RUSH FROM A COUNTY FAIR IN INDIANA DURING A THUNDERSTORM.

Columbus, Ind., Aug. 24. -- In a mad rush from a grove near this city, where the county fair was being held, to an open field, during a severe electrical storm, two people were killed and several more or less injured.
MRS. SAMUEL COOPER, aged thirty-six, was knocked down and trampled upon. She was picked up unconscious and died soon afterward. MRS. COOPER had a two-year-old baby in her arms which escaped uninjured by the protection of its mother. CHARLES HAYMEN, aged forty, was killed, as was PETER ANDREWS, aged fifty.
SOLOMON TURNER, aged twenty-five, and WALTER PANCAKE were injured.

The New York Times New York 1898-08-25