Salem, MA Fireworks Accident, July 1889

TERRIBLE EFFECT OF A BOMB EXPLOSION.

Salem, Mass., July 5. -- While fire works were being set off on the common tonight a shell exploded, blowing fragments into the crowd.
GEORGIE, son of Charles Sewall, was instantly killed, as was also FRANK C. ANDERSON, five years old. MARTIN RYAN'S right arm was shattered and it was amputated. CHRISTINA ANDERSON, sister of FRANKIE, had her fingers broken; WILLIE THOMPSON, 10 years old, received several broken ribs and is fatally injured. VICTOR TREMBLAY'S nose was broken and lip cut.

Lock Haven Express Pennsylvania 1889-07-06