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YOUNG MAN KILLED.

EXPLOSION OF ACETYLENE

LAMP.

CHRISTCHURCH, March 10.

Early last, evening a, young man named Albert Victor Davies, aged 19, a tinsmith working for Mr Harris,: 1 19 Colombo Street, and residing with \ his parents in Hawdon Street, Sydenham, was fatally injured by the .explosion of an acetylene lamp in a room at. the back of the: residence," where he was making preparation for night/work. The explosion drove:a brass tube into his right temple and through his skull, leavino- the metal projecting at the base of the skull at the back. .Dr. Anderson 'was called in and extracted; the tube, and the young man was taken to the Hospital, where he died soon afterwards without.: recovering consciousness.

, ; THAMES, March 9. :" A level crossing accident occurred at Kopu this morning. A farmer named McLoughlan and, his son were proceeding tb'the'idairy.factory.•;. When crossing the line, a train came along. McLoughlan seized his son ; and jumped j as the train dashed.into the cart, which j was smashed to splinters: The horses was hot injured. The boy is .in. the; hospital suffer ing, from cuts and bruises and a"confound; fracture of ione leg.> His escape from death was due to the father's prompt action. GISBORNE, March 9. The inquest on:,the body Robert Taylor, who was found dead on his premises at Te Araroa, was concluded to--day. Police Inspector Donovan represented the. police. A verdict was returned that Taylor was found dead, there being no evidence to show ' how the fracture of his skull was caused. The inspector stated that there-was no evidence to b ear out the, suggestion of 'foul play, v 'He: ';. said (that apparently. Taylor stepped on some loosed' stones in the doorway and fell, striking ; his head against the counter.

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YOUNG MAN KILLED., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8814, 10 March 1914

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YOUNG MAN KILLED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8814, 10 March 1914

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