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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS

A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS. A fisherman at Tokomaru Bay was run over by a motor car and badly injured. When the car was subsequently conveying the injured man and a doctor to the township it ran into a horseman, who was pitched on to the hack scat of the car. Tic; horse landed on the car and had to ho shot. The car was badly smashed and its occupants shaken and cut.—Gishorne telegram.

Wong Mun Choong, a Chinese gardener, - blueirnm tree at Mangapapa. He, had been gambling and had lot*l.—Gishorne telegram. J.'iic Byrne, of Petone. who was staying with his iirnndfath-er at East Takaka, wafound dead in 2ft of water yesterday. He was riding a, which bolted, and the deceased was thrown into tho East Takaka River.-- Nelson telegram. The body of the woman found in Wellington Harbor hat been identified as that of Winifred Bailey, the. wife of John Bailey, formerly ot Westland. She was last seen on Christmas Eve, when she was shopping. At the inquest it was suggested that she was blown over tho wharf when going to meet- her husband, who is employed as tolls clerk. A verdict of '" Found drowned " was returned.

William Currie, a .single man, aged 60 years, a, carpenter, was found drowned in a diteh at Rnnanga (West Coast) on Christmas morning. The deceased had been in town with a friend on Christinas Eve, and they returned together. His companion left deceased, who was not seen afterwards. A verdict of " Found drowned " was returned. A telegram from Stratford states that an accident which resulted fatally occurred on Saturday at Kohuratahi. " The 17-month-old son of Mr Ralph Bush, carpen ter, strayed on to the railway line, avrl was caught by the cowcatcher "of a Public Works train, receiving severe ? tn !p wounds. The little fellow was brought to the Stratford Hospital, where he died yesterday morning.

A Martoit message states that on Christmns morning John Fletcher, of Bulls, was killed instantaneously through driving a motor car into :i bridge. The rail of the bridge struck him on the face, breaking lu's neck. A verdict of "Accidental death " was returned. The deceased wa.i 41 years of agt.

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS, Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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