• Short Summary

    FOURTEEN YOUNG PEOPLE, WHOSE AGES RANGED FROM 13 TO 20, DIED TODAY (MONDAY) WHEN FIRE SWEPT A HOME FOR THE RETARDED AT FROISSY, NEAR PARIS, FRANCE.

  • Description

    FOURTEEN YOUNG PEOPLE, WHOSE AGES RANGED FROM 13 TO 20, DIED TODAY (MONDAY) WHEN FIRE SWEPT A HOME FOR THE RETARDED AT FROISSY, NEAR PARIS, FRANCE. NEIGHBOURS HAD STRUGGLED VAINLY TO FIGHT THEIR WAY THROUGH THE FLAMES TO REACH THE VICTIMS.

    THE FOURTEEN - FIVE GIRLS AND NINE YOUTHS -- WERE TRAPPED IN A DORMITORY AS FLAMES SPREAD THROUGH THE BUILDING.

    THE ALARM WAS GIVEN WHEN A WOMAN EMPLOYEE SAW SMOKE POURING FROM THE WINDOWS OF A SECOND-FLOOR DORMITORY.

    FIREMEN LATER FOUND 13 BODIES IN THE RUINS. ANOTHER CHILD DIED LATER IN HOSPITAL. TWO MORE ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION.

    ABOUT 15 OTHER CHILDREN ARE ALSO IN HOSPITAL PENDING A DECISION ON WHERE TO HOUSE THEM.

    NEIGHBOURS, WHO USED FIRE EXTINGUISHERS TO TRY AND CONTROL THE BLAZE UNTIL THEY COULD REACH THE TRAPPED VICTIMS WERE FORCED BACK BY THE FIERCE FLAMES.

    THE BRICK BUILDING HOUSED ABOUT 30 CHILDREN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1GGVSFTMJ5M89W23ZWJDO3DYV
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GGVSFTMJ5M89W23ZWJDO3DYV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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