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FATALITIES.

A fatal accident occurred at All Day Bay, about nine miles from Oamaru, last evening. Mr Familton, a storekeeper at Kakanui, was driving with his son (aged eight years) across a creek, when they met a waggon. The trap they were in was thrown back into the water over an embankment, and the boy, who had clung to it, was drowned. The trap fell on top of him. Assistance was procured, but too late to bo of any use. Henry Dean, a young man working in a saw-mill at Kumara, was injured by a falling tree, and died at night. He never recovered consciousness.

John Nolan, a miner at Blue Spur, Hokitika, was killed in his sluicing claim this morning by a fall of earth. He was only partially buried, but falling stones struck him in several places. He never spoke. He moved his hands twice, but died as soon as he was extricated from the dirt, A child named Mary Amy Laura Shepherd, aged one year and eight months, daughter of George Shepherd, farmer, of Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, was found drowned in a tub of water at noon on Saturday. Oar Waiwera (Auckland) correspondent wires:—“ Richard Boryer, a settler, sixtyfive years of age, was drowned last night in the river. Deceased was returning with a punt after leaving bricks at the school. The body has not yet been recovered.” WELLINGTON, May 21. The body of a woman was found floating in the harbor near the Wellington Rowing Club’s shed this morning. It has not yet been identified. Deceased was apparently forty-five years of age, and was respectably dressed. In one of the pockets of her dress were L 3 and a small phial of brandy, The body bore no signs of violence.

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FATALITIES., Issue 7912, 21 May 1889

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FATALITIES. Issue 7912, 21 May 1889

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