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Terrible Inundation at Sheffield, England — villages Swept away and hundreds of persons drowned in their beds.
Shortly before one o'clock this mornia great number of houses on its banks, and destroying, it is feared scores of their inhabitants.
The lower part of Sheffield was submerged several feet deep, and hundred of families driven from their homes.
The flood has not yet subsided, and the damage is incalculable.
The Sheffield Telegraph gives graphic details, and says: About midnight a large reservoir connected with the water works, and extending to above a mile in length, situated about seven miles from the town, suddenldreds.
Trees were uprooted, and the debris of buildings carried down the river was immense.
In some of the streets of Sheffield the debris is piled up eight and ten feet high, and among it are found fragments of furniture and many dead bodies.