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HORRIBLE DEATH BY FIRE.

(By Telegraph.) Blenheim, May 12. Particulars are just to hand of a shocking death by burning at Queen Charlotte’s Sound. On Sunday last, Mr. Isaac Landell, of Yellerton Run, Tory Channel, left home, accompanied by his two daughters. They proceeded in a boat to Oyster Bay, where they landed, and were then joined by a young man named Flood. After a while the party commenced setting fire to the scrub, the two girls being a short distance from Landell and Flood. After firing for a short time, the father called to the girls to come where he was, as the wind w’as blowing very strong at the time, and the scrub was burning fiercely. In response to the summons, the eldest daughter only came, but the other was caught in the flames before she could effect her escape, and was burned to death. The father and Flood, seeing the danger the girl was in, rushed to her assistance, but when they reached her she was quite dead, the flesh being blackened and hard. Great sympathy is felt for Mr. Landell in his painful bereavement.

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HORRIBLE DEATH BY FIRE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 99, 13 May 1880

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