• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed Dec 23 rescue workers in fog striving to save men trapped in a collapsed underground mushroom farm at Zichen-Zussen-Bolder, inside the Belgian border.

  • Description

    Visnews filmed Dec 23 rescue workers in fog striving to save men trapped in a collapsed underground mushroom farm at Zichen-Zussen-Bolder, inside the Belgian border.

    Twenty workers were feared killed.

    Spotlights picked out the begrimed workers trying to break through the hundreds of tons of clay, earth and rock which collapsed into the 10 acres of culture beds.

    Two hundred people had just started collecting the day's harvest when the roof caved in. death struck in two minutes but many people managed to run free of the cracking galleries.

    Rescue squads from Belgian and Dutch mines worked frantically to free trapped workers.

    King Baudouin later arrived to comfort berieved families and tour newly-cleared galleries.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1QH0I8DUMGQX1H1J9QLJ0NUTE
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QH0I8DUMGQX1H1J9QLJ0NUTE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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