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1914 Benge & Pratt Explosion

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At midnight on 29 March 1914, an explosion occurred at the Benge & Pratt general store in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. The following men were killed instantly or shortly after:

The following three men were not killed instantly but later died from injuries:


  • "TRAGIC OCCURRENCE," Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XLVIII, Issue XLVIII, 30 March 1914, Page 5.
  • "THE EIGHTH VICTIM," New Zealand Times, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 8717, 27 April 1914, Page 6.

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