Milan, TN Train Explosion and Wreck, Jul 1907

5 KILLED AND 10 HURT BY EXPLODING ENGINE

Milan, Tenn July 30----Four persons were killed outright, another was fatally injured and ten others were seriously hurt when at a late hour tonight an engine attached to a fast Illinois Central fruit train northbound exploded near this place wrecking the train as well as another freight train standing in an adjacent siding. The dead:

Engineer MALONEY, Chicago.
ROBERT HENDERSON, fireman, Jackson, Tenn.
Two Tramps, unidentified.

Fatally injured

A. B. Lynch, trainman, Jackson, Tenn.

The train was running at a high rate of speed when the explosion occurred. Both trains caught fire and will be destroyed. The cause of the explosion could not be ascertained at this hour.

The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA 31 Jul 1907