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Accidents arid Fatalities.

United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph Thames, June 20 The inquest into the circumstances surrounding the death of Peter McNab,"o£ Auckland, and Joseph Sheldon, of the Thames, whose bodies were found m their bedrooms after the fire at the Brian Bora Hotel, on the 11th inst, was held this evening. Evidence was given that the olothing on each body was partly burned off. McNab was found on the bed face downwards, and Sheldon uiuat have been overcome while endeavouring to escape, as his body was found between the bed and the door. A verdict that both were accidentally suffocated during the fire was returned. The Thames Fire Brigade and Sergeant Darby ; and the local police were eulogised by the jury for their work. [ Gisboenb, June 20 ; An inquest was held at Tekaraka to-day, j concerning the death of the girl Annie Barrington. She was staying with her aunt, and, it being washing day; said she would go to the well, about four feet deep, with two feet of water m it, for water. Her | aunt asked her not to go, but she did so, I and was found shortly afterwards. She was subject to fits, and was dead when found. A verdict was returned that death was caused by drowning.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6601, 21 June 1905

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Accidents arid Fatalities. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6601, 21 June 1905