Accidents and Fatalities.
United Pres3 Association—By Electric Telegraph. Auckland May 11 While undergoing an operation to-day, Mrs Walker, wife of Mr A. L. Walker a dentist, collapsed, and died. An inquest will be held. CußißTCirußcri, May 11 Mrs Prendergast, aged 69 yeai'3, a sister of M. C. O'Connell, of Masterton, was run over by the 6.1-5 p.m. train for Lytteltou at tho Chrigtchurch railway station to-day. Mr 3 Prendergast;, who resides at Heathcote Valley, was returning from her son's marriage, aud got on to the platform ot a second class carriage near the engine. Just as the train started she attempted to alight, but fell between the moving train and the station platform, the remaining carriages passing over her legs below the knee 3. Dr", Diamond arrived about 7 o'clock to find Mrs Prendergast m a moribund condition and she died about half an hour afterwards. The body of Ivy Bvelin Hantz, aged two years and a half, was found today m a creek a quarter of a mile from her grand parents' residence, at Lakeside. At the inquest on the body of Margaret Ellen Mackie, who died from eating match heads, the father stated that the child was m the habit, when he was sitting at home, of taking his handkerchief out of one pocket and putting it m the oth6r. Whilst he was writing on Tuesday, #he child had taken a box of matches out of his pocket without him noticing. When he finished writing he saw the matches strewn on the floor, the child having eaten the heads. A yerdiot of death from phosphorous poisoning was returned.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6568, 12 May 1905
Accidents and Fatalities. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6568, 12 May 1905
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