Minot, ND Building Collapses, Sep 1902

POSTOFFICE COLLAPSES.

ACCIDENT AT MINOT, N.D., MAY PROVE VERY SERIOUS.

A special from Minot, N.D., says:
The postoffice building collapsed Thursday afternoon and is a total wreck. County Treasurer JOHN LYNCH and N. DAVIS, a prominent attorney, were seriously injured, and about fifteen people who were in the building at the time of the collapse are believed to be buried in the ruins. The bricks had hardly stopped falling before citizens commenced the work of clearing away the debris. So far no bodies have been found.
Postmaster FUGELSE came out without injury.
The loss on the building is estimated at $7,000, and the government's loss is not known.

Sioux County Herald Orange City Iowa 1902-09-24