Accidents and Fatalities.
New York, July 6
An explosion at the Tidewater Colliery, Virginia, killed nine persons and injured 80. Thirty persons are miss/ing ; they have probably perished.
Christohdroh, July 6
An inquest was held to-nit>ht re the death cf Daniel Bird, aged 87 years. Evidence was given that ho wag knocked down by a coach in Cathedral Square on June l7th, and taken to the hospital on the 20th suffering from injuries to hi 3 hip, !>ut died on the 30th from pneumonia, which supervened in consequence of his injuries. The driver stated that the coach was travelling slowly at the time. He called out to Bird, who lost his head and ran into the vehicle. The Coroner pointed oub that according to the by-laws the horse 9 should have been walking at the time. A verdict was returned that doath wa3 due to injuries accidentally received. Greyjiooth, July 7.
George Bennett, engaged in goldmining at Still water Creek, was killed yesterday by a fall of earth. Bennett was 49 years of age, and loaves a wife and four children. Nelson, July 7
During a sharp thunderstorm last night, a boy named Douglas Morrison, son of Mr Morrison, of Glen Dunn, Wakapuaka, was standing at a ditch opposite his parents' residence, when he was struck by lightning and thrown into the ditch in a dazed condition. When recovered, he was found to be temporarily blinded. His eyebrows were singed off, but no further ill results feared.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6615, 7 July 1905
Accidents and Fatalities. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6615, 7 July 1905
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