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A shocking accident occurred yesterday afternoon on the New Zealand Pine Company’s bush tramway at Woodend. A small locomotive was running slowly up an incline on a straight road, when it left the rails and capsized. Of the four men who were on, three escaped with slight injuries, but tho driver, James Ladbrook, was killed on the spot. He fell against a log, and the starting bar of the engine struck him on tho mouth, penetrating the head so far as almost to sever it from the body. Deceased leaves a widow and three children. No cause has been discovered for the locomotive leaving the rails, which are of iron.

The Oamaru police received information yesterday that a child named Murray, whose parents reside at Waiho, had been accidentally poisoned by drinking a liquid supposed to be carbolic acid. Susan Thomas, a daughter of Mr John Thomas, thirteen and a half years, was killed at Pleasant Point, near Timaru, this morning. She was run over by a Cambridge roller.

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES, Issue 8050, 29 October 1889

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES Issue 8050, 29 October 1889

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