Empress of Ireland toll 1,032; 188 bodies found

QUEBEC, June 1, 1914 (UP) -- Stretched in three rows in a low ceiling pier shed here today were 186 black, brown and white pine coffins containing 188 bodies, less than one-fifth of the victims of the collision between the Empress of Ireland and the collier Storstad. The total death list is now figured at 1,032.

Twenty-five of these coffins, covered with white satin, contained bodies of babies. All were brought here from Rimouski Sunday morning.


Ranged alongside the black-draped shed, scarlet-coated marines from the British cruiser Essex acted as a guard of honor.

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