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By the capsizing of a yacht in Sydney Harbor yesterday a girl named Nellie Thompson was drowned, and two other girls named Fahey and Stewart are reported to bo missing. At Oamaru yesterday Mr A Smillio, while assisting in discharging from thea.s. Herald, was struck by one of the loaded buckets and thrown on to tho wharf. He had several ribs broken, and is believed to have had his lungs injured. James King was received into the Dunedin Hospital last night with an injured shoulder and wrists, occasioned by a fall off some scaffolding on tho reclaimed land. Ho was able to proceed to his heme after being being attended by tho house surgeon. The Auckland ‘Herald’s’ Waikato correspondent gives tho following particulars of the extraordinary casualty to Mr James Hume’s son :—A bright little boy was in a bedroom upstairs playing with a younger child on the bed, when it is supposed he fell on a folding chair, and so got his head entangled in the bars. Mr Hume heard an unusual noise in the children’s room, and on going to look what it was found the little boy with his head between the bars of the chair, which were tightly compressed. He was then dead, and had dragged the chair across tho room in his struggles to escape; but the more ho struggled the more ho had become strangled. Medical assistance was at once procured, and Dr Kenny, assisted by Mr A. F. Sandes, attempted to induce artificial respiration, which would probably have been successful, but that at the time the accident happened the child was eating a piece of cako, and after inducing two or three respirations vomiting set in, and a piece of the food choked the trachea. Dr Kenny, as a last resource, performed the operation of tracheotomy, but without success,

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES, Evening Star, Issue 8032, 8 October 1889

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES Evening Star, Issue 8032, 8 October 1889