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DEATH OF McKANE.
Robert Pilling McKane died yesterday morning at the District Hospital from injuries sustained near the Ellerslie station on the 10th of last month. It will bo remembered that deceased was a remittance man, and for tho past year had resided with Mr Ruddy, bhe caretaker of the Ellerslie racecourse. On the morning of the 10th deceased either fell in a fit or slipped on the railway line near the station. He was struck by the cowcatcher of the train that passed shortly afterwards, his thigh being broken and other serious injuries resulting. Mr McKane was removed to the Hospital, where he lingered unbil yesterday, when death supervened. Deceased was 38 years of age and a native of Manchester. At 2.30 o'clock this afternoon, an inquest was being held at the Hospital to inquire into the cause of death.
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