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Shocking accident.

--A terrible accident occurred in the vicinity of Abingdon, Va., on Monday evening. Three children, sons of Francis Smith, were attempting to open a shell with a hatchet, in the basement of their father's dwelling, when an explosion took place, tearing off the foot and hand of one child, and driving the hatchet through his leg. The eyes of another were put out and his skull fractured, whilst the third was badly bruised. Portions of the shell passed through the floors and roof. The two children first mentioned were not expected to survive their injuries.

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