S.S. Africa amok case
Date April 27, 1912
Location(s) S.S. "Africa"
Killed 8
Injured 23
Weapon(s) Axe

On April 27, 1912 an African killed eight people and wounded 23 others aboard the Portuguese steamer "Africa" carrying 203 Europeans and 400 Africans to São Tomé, the latter being intended to work on the cocoa plantations there. The man, who reportedly measured seven feet and was of great physical strength, took a heavy axe, first killed six Africans and wounded eighteen more in the hold, and then escaped onto the deck. There he killed two Europeans and wounded five others, before being shot dead by one of the ship's officers.[1][2][3][4][5]


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