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Constable Gordon, who went to Whangarua (Auckland) to inquire into the drowning accident, searched two days, but could find nothing of the bodies or the boat. Four Natives left their place to go to a fishing ground nine miles off the shore. It is supposed that the boat swamped. The centreboard yacht Zealandia, owned by Mr Bradley, while tacking at the entrance of the Nelson harbor, capsized, and the owner and two other occupants' experienced a narrow escape. The body of a man found floating in Lyttelton Harbor has been identified as,that of a seaman named Bochel, who had been missing for about a fortnight. v ; \ An inquest on Henry Shrewsbury' of Auckland, who took "rough on rats," a verdict waß returned of "Suioide while in a state of mental depression." He is said to be a cousin of Shrewsbury, the cricketer. Duncan Macpherson, a sailor belonging to the ship Ben Nevis, fell down the hold yeeterday afternoon, but escaped serious injury. A trap containing about half a dozen people collided with a tramcar near the Botanical Gardens early yesterday evening, but fortunately none of the occupants were severely injured. Emily Freeman was kicked on the forehead by one of the horses, and another young lady also received a slight wound. The vehicle was smashed to pieces.

A Chinaman was killed at Butcher Po'nt, Alexandra South, to-day, by a large stone falling on him while undermining. Thomas Whelan, aged twenty, residing at Kingston, Queenstown, was killed at Kinlock yesterday by the capsizing of a dray in whioh he was driving hia parents.

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Issue 10444, 14 October 1897

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Issue 10444, 14 October 1897

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