17 NOVEMBER 1860, Page 8

Yesterday morning eight persona, says the Globe of last night,

were killed at Atherstone, in Warwickshire, by an " accideet" on the line ! As the up Scotch mail train was passing the Atherstone station at its usual speed, it came into collision with a cattle train which was standing at the station. The engine of the mail train was thrown off the line, and the stoker was killed on the spot. Seven cattle drivers on the cattle train were also killed on the spot. The Post-office clerks on duty in the travelling Post-office were seriously injured, and it is feared that some of them will not live. The engine-driver of the mail train and the few passengers in the train escaped comparitively unhurt. Both lines were immediately blocked up for a time, and the up line was speedily cleared, so that the traffic was not much impeded. The Scotch mail train came in at a quarter before ten o'clock yesterday morning.