MEXICO: Most Immense Tragedy

Yet another hurricane sprang from Honduras last week, snaked round the Caribbean, then struck straight at Mexico's big oil port, Tampico. Rivers rose, wires were down, rails were up. For hours on end no one knew what had happened, then, from the sputtering wireless of ships that managed to ride the gale came the first reports. The German tanker Kiel flashed: '"Most immense tragedy. Impossible to imagine extent. Those parts of city not destroyed by wind now ten to fifteen feet under water." From Mexico City came word that it would be at...

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