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Railway accident; charge of manslaughter

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Thursday 28 April 1892, The Sydney Morning Herald

THE RAILWAY ACCIDENT ON THE NORTHERN LINE.

THE INQUEST.

VERDICT OF MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST TWO RAILWAY OFFICIALS.

[BY TELEGRAPH.]

(FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT)

ARMIDALE. Wednesday.

An inquest was held to-day touching the death of Archie Banks, a coloured man, belonging to Sells’ Circus, who was killed in the railway collision yesterday. It resulted in a verdict of manslaughter against John Coleman, engine-driver, and Edward Kelly, guard, on the train, who were both committed for trial.

The other injured men are progressing favourably, and are out of danger.

Written by macalba

May 23, 2010 at 6:07 am

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