ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES.
, The inquest on the body of John Menchen, who was found dead near Makikihi, resulted in a verdict to the effect that deceased died from the rupture of the blood vessels in a diseased lung, probably caused by a fit of coughing. During the storming of Fort Dunbar scene in Bland Holt's production of 'For England ' on Saturday night one of the hands employed got in the line of fire and received a nasty scalp wound, which will confine him to his room for a few day. AUCKLAND, October 9. At Victoria Valley, Mongonui, two boys aged eight and three and a-half years, sons of Noah Buckingham, went to the bush to chop trees. The eldest lad chopped down a dead tree, which fell on top of his brother, who died in twenty minutes. By a drowning accident at Whangaruru last Tuesday four Natives lost their lives. They went out fishing in a small boat, and some houra after the paddles and rudder were picked up on the beach. N.ne of the bodies have been recovered. REEFTON, October 9.
A terrible acoident occurred yesterday at Lyell. Two miners were warming dynamite at a forge, when it exploded. The eyes of one man were injured, and the right hand blown off the other. Both were conveyed to the Reefton Hospital. WELLINGTON, October 11. .'. Thomas Armstrong committed suicide at Tiraamea on Saturday. NAPIER, October 11. William Lindergreen, a youtb, was found drowned in the Wairoa. He was Gent down to manage the branch drapery shop of J. Cony, of Napier, about six weeks ago. During that time he lived at a strong pace, gambling and entertaining his friends at champagne suppers. He was last seen on Friday night in an intoxicated condition. The body was recovered yesterday.
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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Evening Star, Issue 10442, 11 October 1897