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Many dead on a raft

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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Water Was Thick With Bodies, Says Montreal Passenger.

Simon Senecal, a merchant in Montreal, a passenger on the Carpathia, in telling of the disaster said:

“After rescuing the boat loads of women, we sighted a life raft on which were about 24 persons. One half of these were dead. One of the Carpathia boats went to the raft and took the live men off, leaving the dead.

"The water was thick with corpses. The crew of the Carpathia, in their rescue work, had trouble in avoiding the bodies as they floated about in the water.

“I know of seven bodies which were buried by the crew of the Carpathia after the rescue. If there were any other bodies buried I do not know.”

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2013) Many dead on a raft (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Friday 19th April 1912, ref: #19595, published 8 October 2013, generated 29th May 2023 01:19:47 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/many-dead-on-a-raft.html