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Description: Lightning Deals Death - Three Killed at ChurchDate: August 5 1903
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Source: Madison County, AL Library
Page/Column: Page 3, Column 5
LIGHTNING DEALS DEATH
Many Killed and Injured in Church Near Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Va., July 31.—Thursday afternoon three persons were killed and more than a score injured by lightning at New Hope church, Appomattox county. The dead:
Among the more seriously injured are:
Eugene Turner, Nathaniel Morris, Tom Coleman, Napoleon Patterson.
A meeting of the James River Baptist association was in progress and a large number of men took refuge under an awning near the building when the storm came up. Lightning struck a tree in front of the awning, causing the disaster and throwing the great crowed on the grounds into a panic.