• Short Summary

    ROAD AND RAIL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN NORTHERN ITALY AND AUSTRIA WERE RETURNING TO NORMAL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOLLOWING LANDSLIDES ON MONDAY WHICH BLOCKED THE RAILWAY AND THE MAIN ROAD LINK WITH AUSTRIA, THE BRENNER HIGHWAY.

  • Description

    ROAD AND RAIL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN NORTHERN ITALY AND AUSTRIA WERE RETURNING TO NORMAL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOLLOWING LANDSLIDES ON MONDAY WHICH BLOCKED THE RAILWAY AND THE MAIN ROAD LINK WITH AUSTRIA, THE BRENNER HIGHWAY.

    THE LANDSLIDES AFFECTING RAIL COMMUNICATIONS OCCURRED DURING A VIOLENT THUNDERSTORM AT FORTEZZA, FORTY KILOMETRES (25 MILES) FROM THE ITALY/AUSTRIA BORDER.

    HUNDREDS OF TONS OF MUD AND ROCK SWEPT DOWN THE SURROUNDING HILLSIDES ONTO THE FORTEZZA RAILWAY YARDS WHERE SIXTEEN RAILWAY TRUCKS AND TWO LOCOMOTIVES WERE BURIED. THE LANDSLIDE ALSO SWEPT THROUGH THE CUSTOMS POST AT THE STATION, BUT, ALTHOUGH THERE WERE MANY PEOPLE WAITING FOR TRAINS, NO ONE WAS INJURED.

    ANOTHER LANDSLIDE OUT THE BRENNER HIGHWAY AT PRA DI SOPRA, FORCING HUNDREDS OF MOTORISTS TO TAKE A LONG DETOUR THROUGH MERANO IN THE WEST.

    ALTHOUGH NO ONE WAS INJURED IN THE FORTEZZA INCIDENT, AT LEAST FORTY PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN OTHER PARTS OF NORTHERN ITALY DURING HEAVY STORMS ON MONDAY NIGHT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1KDRGGU98MJ5UANO89QCDF8WD
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KDRGGU98MJ5UANO89QCDF8WD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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