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FALL OF FIFTY FEET.

CAGE OF CIRCUS LIONS. ELEPHANTS ASSIST IN RESCUE [BY TELEGRArH. — PRESS ASSOCIATION'.] NELSON, "Wednesday.

Some excitement occurred on the Duller Road to-day while a circus was on its way from Westport to Murchison. Near Hawkes Craig a cage containing a lion and lioness, and a tiger, went over the bank and dropped about 50ft.

The vicinity resounded with the roars of tho distressed beasts, and for a time there was a hectic scene. The rescue was a somewhat difficult task. Assistance was forthcoming from some men engaged on the railway works, and eventually the cage was hoisted to the roadway again.. It is stated tho beasts were more alarmed than hurt.

During the rescue operations the elephants attached to (he circus rendered valuable assistance.

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FALL OF FIFTY FEET., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVI, Issue 20156, 17 January 1929

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FALL OF FIFTY FEET. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVI, Issue 20156, 17 January 1929

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