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A determined case of suicide of a passenger by the Clinton train was reported in town shortly after the arrival of the train in Dunedin at eleven o’clock this morning. It appears that John Walker, aged about s xty years, and formerly licensee of the Red Lion Hotel in Stafford street, got into the train' at Milton, and when nearing the Abbotsford station he was seen to step from the platform of -the carriage in which he was riding on to the outside of the carriage in front, and deliberately shove himself under the wheel of the carriage following. Several people were standing on the platform at the lime, and they reported the matter to the guard on arrival at Abbotsford. On an engine being sent back to the scene of the occurrence it was discovered that the man was literally cut to pieces, Mr Coroner Carew will hold an inquest on the body at the Commercial Hotel, Green Island, at four o’clock on Wednesday afternoon.

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SUICIDE., Issue 10465, 8 November 1897

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SUICIDE. Issue 10465, 8 November 1897

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