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KILLED BY A TRAMCAR.

DUNEDIN, February 20. A man of beween 50 and 60 years of age, named Simon Chisholm, was killed by a Dunedin-Kaikorai tram at 1.10 this afternoon. The accident happened with dreadful suddenness, and the unfortunate man was almost cut to pieces. Chisholm was a tea canvasser, and lived in Ann Street, Ro'slyn. He was married, and i_t is stated that he had children attending scliool. It seems' that the gripman in charge of the down car rang the bell as soon as he took the grade, . and saw a man ahead of him. Oivishoim was then walking down between the two'tracks,-and according tothe statement of a passenger, he stepped in front of the car when it was little more than a foot from him. The shock carried the car clean off the rails.

WELLINGTON, February 21. At the inquest 'on Frank Hector Christie, qf Wanganui, who died as a result of .injuries received by being knocked;down by.a train .car, the coroner said that the'evidence showed that deceased was a man of about 69 years of age. He was temperate and in .'possession of sight and hearing. It seemed .extraordinary that such an accident should have happened, because the night, was'fairly calm and the street well lit. He could not say that there was any blame attached to the motorman. A verdict was returned tliat the deceased died"-from injuries caused &y being accidentally knocked down by a tram car.

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KILLED BY A TRAMCAR., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914

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KILLED BY A TRAMCAR. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914

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