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CHILD'S FALL FROM A TRAIN.

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CHILD'S FALL FROM A TRAIN. HANDLES INSIDE CARRIAGES. The undesirability of there being handles on the inner side of railway carriage doors formed the feature of an inquest held on Thursday by the Bolton coroner (Mr. Rowland Taylor) on the body of a child named Douglas Buchanan, three years of age, who was travelling with its mother on the London and North-Western Rail- way from Wrexham to Bolton on Wednesday. There were two women and two children in the compartment, and the train had only got under weigh after leaving Kenyon Junction when the door flew open and the child was thrown out. It was with the greatest difficulty that the other women prevented Mrs. Buchanan leaping after her child, which was found terribly mangled, and after being attended by Dr. Auden, of Leigh, was taken to Bolton Infirmary, where it died. The question raised at the in- quest was whether the door of the carriage had been left unfastened, or had been unfastened by the little one. The coroner said he regarded these inside handles as a nuisance. The guard on the train did not think the child could un- fasten the door, but Hindle, the foreman porter at Kenyon, declared that all the doors were fast when the train left there. Inspector Atkinson suggested that the child loosened the handle by banging against it in playing with the other little one. A juryman said off-side doors ought to be locked. The inspector said this was prohibited by Act, but a double lock was being introduced which was a great im- provement, A verdict of Accidental death was returned.

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