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A" fatal accident occurred on the railway line between Waitara and Sentry Hill, at about 5.40 p.m. on Saturday evening, when Alexander Brown was cut to pieces at Richmond road crossing. The engine-driver of the Waitara train noticed some dark object lying on the line, but it was impossible to stop the train in time, although the brakes wore put down. When the body was picked up it was literally cut to pieces, and quite unrecognisable. Deceased was identified by documents found in his pockets. He is mill owner at Ngaire, and was on his way home from New Plymouth. He got out of the train at Sentry Hill, and it went off without him. The pointsman stated that he noticed deceased, and asked him to wait for the next train, but he said he would walk on some distance, It appeared he walked as far as the first crossing, when it is supposed his foot was caught in the cattle-stop, and he could not get away. The train shortly afterwards came up, but could not be stopped in time to save him. A verdict of "Accidentally killed" was returned, the railway officials being absolved from blame,'

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KILLED BY A TRAIN., Issue 7965, 22 July 1889

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KILLED BY A TRAIN. Issue 7965, 22 July 1889

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