La Plata, MD Tornado Rips school, Nov 1926
At Waldorf, however, it destroyed a barn or two and St. Peter's Catholic church, pausing in its flight to bounce a cement mixer and some empty automobiles up into the atmosphere and down again to the ground.
At Cedarville, which has 73 occupants, a train of the Washington, Brandywine and Point Lookout Railway was stopped by a fallen tree. OWEN P. GRIMES, a brakeman, heard screams from his home, 50 yards away. He ran to the house to find MRS. GRIMES under an overturned stove which crushed her hips. Her dress was in flames. Two of the three children also were injured.
Outside aid from Washington and other cities is dealing with the immediate relief situation in La Plata.
Taken to Hospitals
Washington, Nov. 10 â€“ Many of the children in the collapse of a schoolhouse at La Plata, Md., during a violent windstorm Tuesday were rushed to Washington hospitals in ambulances and automobiles of their parents or passing motorists.
Two died enroute. One of these was MARY ELLEN BONIE, aged 7. The other, a girl about 10 years old, had not been identified early Tuesday night.
SAMUEL BERRY, another seven-year-old victim, was hurried to Children's Hospital, where his condition was described as critical.
LUCILLE EDWARDS, of similar are, was brought to Providence Hospital by her parents and a friend. MR. EDWARDS, barely able to talk, said he had gone to the school to take his little girl home. When he arrived he found the building in ruins and children torn and bleeding, running madly around. Some of the injured, he said, were found later a half mile from the school in the woods, where they had fled in terror.
Others of injured identified here Tuesday night were: HARRIET LEVENY, 7; RAYMOND MADDOX, 6; CATHERINE WATTS, negress, 5; ROGER CLARK, 6; THOMAS MYLES, 10; WILLIAM MYLES, 12; RITA MUDD, 8; LUCILLE WILLIAMS, 10; LOUISE HYDE, 11; BRUCE McCARTHY, 15; ESTELLE BEAN, 9; JAMES PADGETT, wife, and two boys, VERNON and JAMES, JR.; MRS. MARGARET A. JAMIESON; CHARLES TURNER, 11; HENRY WOLFE, 11; EDWARD TURNER.
State Police Sent.
Annapolis, Nov. 10 -- â€œI can hardly imagine anything more tragic,â€ Gov. RITCHIE said here. Tuesday when told of the damage in life that had resulted from the windstorm which struck La Plata in the afternoon.
â€œI am simply shocked beyond measure and profoundly affected by the loss and suffering. I am assured that everything possible is being done for the immediate care and relief of the injured and of the afflicted families.â€
The Governor dispatched a detail of state police to aid in relief work.
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