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Boiler Explosion and Loss of Life

Source: The Illustrated London News, Nov. 17, 1855, p.583

A terrific explosion took place on Monday afternoon at the manufactory of Messrs. Hall and Boyd, sugar-refiners, St. George's-street, better known as Ratcliff-highway, whereby four persons were killed and several others severely injured. One of the latter has since died, making five persons altogether who have lost their lives by the accident.