• Short Summary

    THE THREE ENTOMBED MINERS OF LENGEDE HAD THEIR HOPES OF IMMINENT RESCUE DASHED TODAY (THURSDAY) AND LEARNED THAT BECAUSE OF A SET-BACK THEY WOULD HAVE TO SPEND ANOTHER NIGHT BELOW THE SURFACE.

  • Description

    THE THREE ENTOMBED MINERS OF LENGEDE HAD THEIR HOPES OF IMMINENT RESCUE DASHED TODAY (THURSDAY) AND LEARNED THAT BECAUSE OF A SET-BACK THEY WOULD HAVE TO SPEND ANOTHER NIGHT BELOW THE SURFACE.

    EARLIER TODAY WITH THE RESCUE SHAFT ONLY 65 FEET (ABOUT 19 METRES) AWAY FROM THE POCKET OF HIGH PRESSURE AIR IN WHICH THEY WERE TRAPPED LAST WEEK HOPES WERE HIGH THE THREE WOULD BE BROUGHT OUT AT NIGHT.

    BUT NOW THE FINAL BREAKTHROUGH WILL BE DELAYED -- POSSIBLY TILL MIDDAY TOMORROW (FRIDAY) -- BECAUSE OF A DRILLING SET-BACK.

    THE MINERS HAVE BUILT THEMSELVES A PLATFORM ON WHICH THEY WILL STAND AS THE DRILL BIT BREAKS THROUGH THE CEILING, BRINGING DOWN WITH IT A TORRENT OF MUD, SOIL AND WATER FROM THE SHAFT. THEY WILL THEN HAVE TO CLEAR AWAY THE DEBRIS TO LET A "RESCUE BOMB" (A SLIM METAL CONTAINER) SLIDE DOWN INTO THE CHAMBER. THEY WILL LATER TRAVEL BY STAGES TO THE SURFACE IN IT.

    MEANWHILE FOOD AND READING MATERIAL IS SENT TO THE MEN EACH DAY IN A SPECIAL CONTAINER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA16FPP23HM0463M3I3UX8A8RV0
    Media URN:
    VLVA16FPP23HM0463M3I3UX8A8RV0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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