On this day: the Armagh rail disaster

Armagh rail disaster Sunday school outing to seaside in 1889 ended in horror with loss of 89 lives.

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On Wednesday the 12th of June, 1889 a train in Armagh, Ireland (now Northern Ireland) stalled and rolled into another. Amongst the people on board were Sunday school children on an excursion.

Eighty people died (though some reports state a higher death toll) in what was at the time Europe’s worst rail disaster.

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