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Description: Husband Causes Lamp Explosion. MAYSDate: April 24 1877
Newspaper published in: Cairo, Illinois
Tom MAYS, of Jerseyville, went home drunk on Tuesday night of last week, and as his wife was leaving the room with a lamp in her hand he threw a glass at her, hitting the lamp and causing an explosion. The woman was instantly enveloped in flames, and was terribly burned about the breast, face, hands and arms before they could be extinguished. Her injuries may yet prove fatal. MAYS says that he has no recollection of how it happened. His own hands were badly burned in trying to subdue the flames.