Philadelphia, PA Fairmont Park Storm and Pavilion Collapse, Aug 1913

DEATH FOLLOWS IN WAKE OF STORM

BAND PAVILION COLLAPSES AND TWO HUNDRED PERSONS ARE CAUGHT IN THE RUINS.

Accompanied by a Sixty-mile Wind, Great Black Clouds and Heavy Hail Stone, Everything Weak Fell In the Path of Gust.

Philadelphia. --- Death, devastation and tremendous property loss is left in the wake of the worst storm in years, which struck Philadelphia and the surrounding country at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Accompanied by a sixty-mile wind, great black clouds and large hailstones, everything frail or weak fell in the path of the gust.

The worst accident reported was in Fairmont park, where a band pavilion near George's hall collapsed, catching at least 200 persons in the ruins. They had taken refuge from the storm in the pavilion. A baby is dead and fifteen injured persons are in the local hospitals. More than 100 injured managed to drag themselves to their homes. Only the fact that the pavilion was of light construction, without any real heavy joists, prevented a terrible catastrophe.

AGNES MURPHY, 23 years old, was killed at City Line by a falling tree, under which she took refuge. JAS. McKAMEE, 11 months old, was killed by a falling tree at Forty-eighth street and Lancaster avenue. PATRICK McNAMEE, the baby's father, was injured.

Carbon County Utah 1913-08-14