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t* •* - - ■ i' .• • , -■ ■ V, , : 1 .TBLEORAVH.J 1 .! ' 1 ,* i . , . .Ppnedik, Tp-day, - A ! riiitnTiafnbd ‘ Thoihks Bell rids 'killed' t -on Thursday night on the railway. Jinp -' close to the city. He was time-keeper a‘t i-Jthe Government work-shops, and was "'evidently ; walking: aiong the line homewhen.the train overtook him and Sniangled ''festfully." One' leg 1 was Jr “altogether off/andgone .was: only hanging by shreds. The body was only recognised t ,as that of Bell by. a letter ; in,, his pocket. According" to the facts 'as yet disclosed, I up- blame can be attached to anyone, j- I|bth the crossing keepers were at theid , "posld, -Dayid ( engine ‘driver, 3 states that'he whistled at Anderson’s,Bay road; aridagain While 3 Oceah Beach road. He does not recollect > sound;pg v the whistle ~»$ thp r^pot-wherb the deceased was found.. He did not see :• hnyone on th©linb, n arid lhd !: first ihtirria- ; ,tion he got of any obstruction was something touching the brake. He then s ’silrckened speed until he reached Kensington platform. From enquiries made late • in thp evening, it appears that it was not 1‘ the ' WaJtqpj. Bark .trjiiny-but. that jrhiqht f arrives |n jbusedin*abou/jsi:£o)clock from | rMosgiel, VliTch ran'over the ’ deceased, r. Gri j |thq i of the-Moegiel.train's, ’ellgipe a quantity of‘ human' hair was ■.[ tfbund.! ,; 'A-pool of blood washlsb noticed , on.the Dunedin side of the place whore tlie'blody was found, implying that it must bleedings at:thia spot fpr a,'coni sidfirable tima iliefdraiiUi'ai. dragged in .the .direction of Kensington crossing. The 'pVobabiltities jqre ,1-ha.t,, dpPeased /Was: i 1 knocked down by the train coming in frpm, Mosgiel,, and then run- over rapd 'dragged for hy the ’’ PSimj train. rSparrow,. the,;didver.of the. Mosgiel train,'. lipWeyer,, did not,, uptice, anything unusual pn Ip 3 , jpumpy.. ( deceased was fifty years bf age, and was a married man, and leaves a. family of ■ 'Seven children; 'Hte'ivife says that'he left' • hfllPe to take a walk at about four o’clock. He had noibeen'fo tvofk that dayV been:up all thb night •-attefrtdihg 1 > to his children 1 , 'ith'b dbivp With the measles? ,"'Evidently «afe' ; the time’ pf thie -accideht ! -be'iiHS'‘ retrirnlng' hoTne by way i 6f‘ the railitay line, as hfeMved at the way workshops. *' ; ‘ 1 r ‘: v \ !iJ

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SHOCKING RAILWAY ACCIDENT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 356, 28 May 1881

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SHOCKING RAILWAY ACCIDENT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 356, 28 May 1881

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