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This Flood Was The Worst Natural Disaster In 19th Century Britain

An engineering and construction lapse killed 240 people in Sheffield

Photo of the collapse of the Old Dale Dyke reservoir — Public Domain

It was one of the worst floods in the history of the world.

It took the lives of at least 240 people in Sheffield and left over 5,000 homes and businesses underwater. For Victorian England, the Sheffield Reservoir…

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