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A man named Robert Matthews was killed yesterday morning at Romahapa. Deceased, it appears, was working on a station at Romahapa, when by some means an engine upon which he waß employed capsized, pinning the unfortunate man to the ground. When he was extricated it wns found that Matthews was dead, the engine having crushed him terribly. The adjourned inquest on Warrington, who died from injuries received aboard the Waihora on May 23, was held at Christchurch yesterday, when a verdict of " Accidental death" was returned, blame being attached to the winchman and hatchman, but not sufficient to necessitate criminal proceedings. A ridor was added that they both lost their presence of mind through attending to a lady passenger passing on deck at the time. At the inquest on Captain Swede, of Wellington, the evidence showed that death had been caused by collapse, consequent on acute dilation of the stomach. He was a very hearty eater, and on the night of his death had consumed a large quantity of salted meat. Samuel Clothier, a well-known settler, was found dead in a shed on his farm at Kaiapoi Island this morning. A doctor certifies to heart disease as the cause of death. NAPIER, Jone 19. The body of a man named John Brough has been found in the inner harbor. Deceased was boots at the Terminus Hotel. His watch had stopped at ten minutes to seven. Tho body had not been long in th» water,

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Issue 7937, 19 June 1889

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Issue 7937, 19 June 1889

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