PERSIA: Disaster

Advices to the Pioneer of Allahabad, India, stated that more than 1,000 persons were killed by seismic shocks in the little Persian town of Turbat-i-Haidari in the province of Khorasan which forms part of the great Iranian Desert plateau. The sheets lasted several hours and it is feared that many villages adjacent to Turbat-i-Haidari were devastated with a consequent further loss of life.

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