ACCIDENTS AND NATALITIES.
* INQUEST AT OHOKA: Mr Bishop, Coroner, held an inquest at tbe hotel at Ohoka on Monday morning, touching the death orEiken Alicia Newnham, aged three and a half years, who died from an accident in walking' backwards into a boiler containing scalding water, on Friday last. . The jury elected Mr A. H. Hunt foreman. The evidence of the deceased's father showed that he had taken the boiler containing the water out of tha oven and placed it on the floor in the bakehouse, and while absent for a minute the poor little girt, who was playing with other children, accidentally walked backwards into the scalding water. Her brother pulled her. out, and fetched the father, who picked up the child and summoned Dr Murray, from Kaiapoi, but the little girl sank, and died the following day. This was corroborated by a son of Mr Newnham, aged eight years, and the doctor gave his evidence showing that deceased, died from the injuries to her systeih caused by the scalding. A verdict was returned accordingly.
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