Saturday, March 23, 2013

1913 - 3 Killed when Bomb Explodes in NY Apt

The Washington Herald
March 23 1913

More than a Dozen Injured in Wreck
of Building in New York's 
East Side.

New York, March 22--Three persons were killed today and more than a dozen injured by a mysterious explosion in the five-story building at 638 East Twelfth Street, which blew two floors of the structure into a rear yard.

The explosion was believed to have been caused by a bomb left in the building.  A crowd of children were playing in the yard, and many of them were buried beneath the bricks, plastering, and woodwork.

The noise of the explosion caused a panic in the neighborhood.  Crowds surrounded the building, which caught fire, and the flames threatened to spread to adjoining tenement houses.

Police reserves were called to drive back the crowds while firemen were fighting the blaze.

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