Persons who die at the same time. If two people die simultaneously, or if it is uncertain who died first, it is assumed that the older person died first in so far as the devolution of their property is concerned. Thus, if two people are killed in a car crash, a bequest from the younger to the elder is treated as having lapsed.

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