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TELEGRAPHIC

From Our Special Correspondent

By Eleotrio Telegaph,

S3 DEATH FKOM BURNS

Auckland, Dec, 22. On Saturday afternoon Pauline McLaughlan, a married woman, whose husband, John McLaughlan, a labourer, resides ia Dunclonakl Street, Newton, was so badly burned by walking into a burning rubbish heap in ' Newton road that she succumbed to ber injuries a few hours later ai; the hospital. A man named Mr Jenkin saw Mrs McLaughlan approach the rubbish heap, bhe stood still for about ton minutes, and then went towards the heap of burning rubbish. She remained watching the smouldering debris for about three quarters of an hour. Then she stirred it up with her boob until her dress caught fire. She screamed "Jack, Jack," but ap parently made no effort to extinguish her burning clothing or get away from the rubbish. Mr Jenkin hurriedly seized an old overcoat, and hastened to the' woman's assistance. He wrapped the coat around her, and extinguished the flames. It was scan that the woman was badly burned, and she taken to tho hospital where she died at 7,80 p u>, Others who witnessed the affair stated to tbe police that the woman's act appeared to be deliberate, and that the lighting of her dress did not S6em to be acci dental. Tha deceased was twenty five years of age.

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TELEGRAPHIC, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4359, 23 December 1913

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TELEGRAPHIC Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4359, 23 December 1913

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