Have you heard of the Mitchelstown Massacre?
When people die in an incident, essentially all dying around the same time, a single inquest is permitted.
However, when several people die on the same day, but at different times, then individual inquests must be held.
On 9 Sept. 1887, police shot into a crowd of protesters causing the deaths of three men. Separate inquests were held because they all died at different times.
Yet, it must be admitted, their death certificates likely recorded the same day for their deaths.
Regards, Jon S.