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TERRIBLE BURKING ACCIDENT

_ A young woman, Elsie Wilson; vfas the victim of a, horrible burning accident, at Molong (N.S.W4- She was preparing a 'beesAvax. and .turpentine Solution-ih the kitchen of the Post Office Hotel, wben some of the solution got iiitd the fire, which .blazed up: and ignited her dress. She rushed through the hotel, her clothes ablaze from her waist upwards. •'■'.: A; man namied' Derigate succeeded in tearing off portion of the burning gar ments, when she again: -got" away, and whs caught by the .landlord, Mr. ,Press; who divested • her of the remainder of her. clothes, when '■ she /rushed . into the street, where a blanket was thrown about her..-.-.. ..:-..-.:•.. \-.' '-'"''■!':■"; ■ The unfortunate girl was.found to have sustained frightful injuries, beirigliterally roasted; from her hips "upwards. .She was admitted to the hospital, but no hopes are-entertained of her recovery. j ; " Messrs.: Press'and Dengate also receivedsevere injuries tb'the hands in the endeavour to tear off the burning garments;

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TERRIBLE BURKING ACCIDENT, Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 90, 16 April 1909

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TERRIBLE BURKING ACCIDENT Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 90, 16 April 1909

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