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The London Inquest. The inquiry touching the death of James Eaves and Elizabeth Wright, who expired at Guy's Hospital from injuries sustained by this fearful catastrophe, and a man named Morandi, who was killedby a tram 6n the following evening, was opened vF" noon at Guy's Hospital, before Mr. W. Payne, the coroner for the City of London and borough of South- watk. W^Ehe evidence given was similar -to^that on the pre-1 vious inquest at Belvedere.; an^ the.jury, a^ter a, brief- consultation, returned the following verdict"That the persons named in the summons met their deaths from accident, caused by the explosion of gunpowder, bat how it originated there is no evidence before the jury to show. They think that the practice of allowing stoves or lights of any description on board the powder barges should be discontinued." The iii quest on the body of Angelo Morandi, who was killed by a train at Erith station on Sunday even- ing. was then proceeded with. Edward Farnage, a porter, deposed—I was on the up platform at Erith Station at about half-past eight o'clock. There were a great number of persons wait- in» for the trains. I endeavoured to keep them back as^well as I could. There was an up train approaching very slowly. When it reached the platform there were a large number of persons endeavouring to gain the doors. I saw the deceased take hold of the door, which opened and threw him down. I lost sight oi him then. He was afterwards picked up underneath the carriages. Some other evidence having been given, Mr. Sidney Turner deposed that the deceased was brought into the hospital at half-past twelve on Sun- day night. He had a fracture of the thigh, and the lower portion of his legs were crushed. I told him that amputation was the only chance of saving him, and he said he would sooner die at once. He said that he was pushed under the carriage, and that the wheel went over his legs whilst he was lying between the rails. The Jury immediately returned a verdict of Acci- dental Death.

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