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DISASTEE AT MACKAY
HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE
Cyclone and Tidal Wave
Mackay has been atrae- by a cyclone and tidal wave.
There has been heavy loss of life. fourteen bodies' hare been Tvnvpreil Several steamer, have been washed ashore.
There is widespread distress and himdreds are homeless.
AI1 the wharfs anil sugar stores thereon collapsed. Two small steamers nud a baige TY ere sunk.
The centre of the Pioneer Uiver Bridge has been washed away, and Flat
Top Island lighthouse buildings demolished.
Mackay is on rations.