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ENTOMBED BY A LANDSLIP.

WANGANUI, October 19. Particulars are to jusjj to hand as to the fatality at Upper Waitotara last week. The Government survey party oonsisted of five men. Their tents were pitched on the Side of a cutting, a few yards from a mono cliff. The cook (Donniston) had prepared breakfast aud oallod the men up from the road below, Ab they were approaching the cliff gave way, and ,ihe tents, tools, etc, were tmried, also two men~Dßnniston and Fulford. Firbh and a- brother of Denniston'a were slightly injured by the falling of the rubbish. The three men Bet to work ■with their hands, their tools being all buried, and after great difficulty they reached Falford, who was buried in 4ft of mud. Luckily, the tent had carried the weight of the earth. The other man's body was not recovered, until two days afterwards. Had the Blip_ come down a few minutes later or in the night all would have been buried.

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ENTOMBED BY A LANDSLIP., Issue 10448, 19 October 1897

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ENTOMBED BY A LANDSLIP. Issue 10448, 19 October 1897

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