• Short Summary

    RESCUE WORK GOES ON FOR THE NINE LIMESTONE MINERS TRAPPED 223 FEET (68 METERS) UNDERGROUND SINCE MONDAY.

  • Description

    RESCUE WORK GOES ON FOR THE NINE LIMESTONE MINERS TRAPPED 223 FEET (68 METERS) UNDERGROUND SINCE MONDAY. IT COULD TAKE UP TO THREE OR FOUR DAYS THE ESCAPE SHAFT REACHES THEM, ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS TODAY (THURSDAY).

    ONLY THOSE IMMEDIATELY CONCERNED WITH THE DIGGING OPERATIONS ARE BEING ALLOWED ON THE SITE. REPORTERS AND CAMERAMEN ARE BEING KEPT WELL AWAY BECAUSE OF THE SENSITIVITY OF THE GROUND.

    BIG FISSURES OPENED UP YESTERDAY, THREATENING A LANDSLIDE WHICH COULD HAVE CAUSED A CAVE-IN WHERE THE MINERS ARE TRAPPED. ALTHOUGH THE LANDSLIDES DANGER HAS PASSED, GENDARMES ARE TAKING NO CHANCES. A VISITOR TO THE AREA TODAY -- A T CHAMPAGNOLE, IN THE JURA MOUNTAINS -- WAS THE LOCAL DEPUTY (THE PARLIAMENTARY REPRESENTATIVE). THE LATEST NEWS ON THE MINERS THEMSELVES IS THAT THREE OF THEM ARE BEGINNING TO SHOW SIGNS OF COLLAPSE, AND ALL ARE SUFFERING FROM THE COLD DAMP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1E3CLZQR79UFN12UN9TP24KPW
    Media URN:
    VLVA1E3CLZQR79UFN12UN9TP24KPW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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