August 20, 1915
Turks Lock Them In a Wooden Building and Then Apply the Torch
London -- A Reuter dispatch from Petrograd says:
Almost unbelievable details of Turkish massacres of Armenians in Bitlis have reached Petrograd.
In one village 1,000 men, women and children are reported to have been locked in a wooden building and burned to death.
In another large village only thirty six persons, it is said, escaped massacre.
In still another instance, it is asserted, several scores of men and women were tied together by chains and thrown into Lake Van.
Sofia -- About 40 notable Armenian families consisting only of women, children, and old men, from Constantinople, arrived this morning at Philippopolis, their menfolk having been exiled to the interior of Asia Minor.
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