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While three «mall hoys were playing on Sunday morning in ihe Telegraph Department's van! at Addington, pushing along a railway truck on tiie. siding, one of them was crushed between tho truck and a stop post, and killed. The lads were. Arthur Lawrence Thorpe and Aubrey Thorpe, aged four and six years respectively, who.-,-' nawmt-3 resida at Lowar Rieearlrm. and Donald Doig. aged 10. TV two older hoys were pushing the truck from behind, and. unknown to them, the youngest boy got in front. A doctor, who was. called, found the skull fractured, and death, must have been instantaneous.— Cnrislohurch ' Press.' An inquest was held at Leeston on Sunday ;=ays tho 'Lyttelton Times'! touching the death of Allen Murray .VbCheyne Boyd, 7A years of age. The evident e. showed that on Saturday deceased, with three brothers, was riding with his father on a four-horse Cambridge rolier, which his father w.-is driving. He over-balanced, fell, and the roller passed over him, killing him instantly. The coroner returned a verdict of " Accidental death." Au inquest was held at Bennetts (Canterbury) on Friday evening in regard to the death of L'rnest lsherwood, a farmer. Tho deceased was apparently dragged round a paddock by a horse. Ho was found 'ying insensible, with a piece of ploughline in his hand, nnd died soon afterwards. The cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage, the result of injuries to the head. The coroner returned a verdict of " Accidental death." Deceased's wife died about two months ago, and a boy aged five and an infant have been left orphans, without, as far as is known, any relatives in the Dominion. While .-.hooting en Saturday in the vicinity of Waitati. a lad named Reuben Stevenson accidentally shot himnlf in the arm." He was admitt-ejrl to tho Hospital on Sunrhy. and the bullet was cxtvacUd yesterday. He is making a ?at : ?iacto<y rccovcry. Prank Alien, single, 21. who was crushed between ;i dray and the stump of a tree at Watoho on September 28, died in the lloss Hospital yesterday as a. result of the injuries he received.—Hokitika telegram. An Ashburtoii telegram otates that Evelyn Irvine, the girl who was badly burned as the result of an accident st Rakaia last week, died in the hospital thin morning.

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS, Evening Star, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS Evening Star, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914