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■ ' Narrow Escape of the Grew. [by telegraph.] 4 Wellington, To-day. u The boiler of a donkey engine on V board the coal hulk Albion exploded • last night. She was lying alongside the wharf, and was getting ready to coal - the Rotomahana. The boiler was ’ literally smashed to pieces. Fortunatcly only three of the crew were on ' board at the time of the accident, and ' they escaped with bruises. A -man ;■? named Mitchell, who was on the deckj of the adjoining hulk, was down and cut about the head., The A i| crown of the boiler was carried' over,; the deck of the Rotomahana, which. ’, was lying some distance away, and pieces of plate were found at a distince „ of fifty yards from the scene of accident The noise occasioned by the " explosion was heard all dyer the and numerous windows in the vicinity: 3 of the wharf have suffered. The cause d; of the accident is believed, to be the ’ shortness of water in an over-heated boiler.

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BOILER EXPLOSION ON BOARD A HULK., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 386, 4 July 1881

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BOILER EXPLOSION ON BOARD A HULK. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 386, 4 July 1881

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