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A STRANGE FATALITY.

SUFFOCATED BY BENZIISTE FUMES. (By Telegraph.—Own Correspondents THAMES, this day. ■William Reid, aged 18, met his death in a strange manner laat night. With some friends lie was out on the Hauraki Gulf on a fishing excursion. On the Teturn voyage he went to bed in the cabin, apparently in the best of health. When the launch arrived at the Theme*, Reid was found dead. Medical assistance was secured, but life was extinct, the doctor expressing the opinion that death was caused by the inhalation of benzine fumes. Another passenger said he felt ill, it is believed from ,the same cause. Reid met with a slight bicycle accident yesterday, but it is not believed that this had anything to do with Ms death. A post mortem examination "will be held.

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A STRANGE FATALITY. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 89, 15 April 1909

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