7 JANUARY 1865, Page 8

A horrible accident has occurred on the Grand Trunk Railway

of Canada near Detroit. On the evening of the 15th December a passenger express ran at full speed into a goods train, the engines meeting point-blank. The baggage car of the passenger train was driven through a passenger car, and immediately after the col- lision the engines burst and the train took fire. An awful scene followed, the mail agent, who was jammed between two cars, being literally roasted alive under the eyes of the spectators, who could affold him no aid. The body was burnt to a cinder, and it is sug- gested that six or seven other persons may have perished, but this is not confirmed. The majority of the passengers known to have been injured suffered only from very severe bruises.