Des Moines, IA Coal Train Wrecks, Feb 1907

SEVEN KILLED IN WRECK.

COAL TRAIN ON CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN DITCHED IN IOWA.

Des Moines, Ia., Feb. 4. -- Seven miners were killed to-night, and a dozen were injured in the wreck of a coal train on the Chicago and Northwestern Railway near Des Moines. The dead:
PETER PILSTRUM.
PETER EXNER.
OLAF ANDERSON.
ALBERT OLSON.
CARL ANDERSON.
SAMUEL DREW.
ANDREW LUNDQUIST.
A car in the middle of the train left the track and ditched the cars behind it. The train carried about thirty miners, scattered in groups on different coal cars. Several passengers were in the caboose. The victims were all buried under wreckage and coal, which later caught fire, making the rescue work difficult.
The injured will recover. Among the hurt are BLANCHE ROSER and JEAN HORSBURG, school teachers.

The Washington Post District Of Columbia 1907-02-05