• Short Summary

    IN LONDON YESTERDAY AN INTENSIVE WEEK-LONG SEARCH BY POLICE FOR THREE SMALL CHILDREN ENDED WHEN AN ELECTRICIAN, ATTRACTED BY THEIR WHIMPERING, FOUND THEM HUDDLED TOGETHER IN A SMALL BUNKER USED FOR STORING GARBAGE CONTAINERS.

  • Description

    IN LONDON YESTERDAY AN INTENSIVE WEEK-LONG SEARCH BY POLICE FOR THREE SMALL CHILDREN ENDED WHEN AN ELECTRICIAN, ATTRACTED BY THEIR WHIMPERING, FOUND THEM HUDDLED TOGETHER IN A SMALL BUNKER USED FOR STORING GARBAGE CONTAINERS. THE CHILDREN, AGED BETWEEN THREE AND SEVEN YEARS, HAD BEEN MISSING FROM THEIR HOMES SINCE LAST FRIDAY.

    THE BUNKER WHERE THE CHILDREN WERE DISCOVERED IS ONLY FOUR HUNDRED YARDS (360 METRES) FROM THEIR HOME. IT IS BELIEVED THEY BECAME TRAPPED IN THE BUNKER WHEN THEY WENT INTO IT TO PLAY AND THE DOOR LOCKED ITSELF. THE BUNKER MEASURES ONLY TWO AND A HALF SQUARE (23 SQUARE DECIMETRES) AND THREE FEET (914 MILLIMETRES) DEEP.

    THE CHILDREN TRIED TO ATTRACT ATTENTION DURING THEIR ORDEAL BY SHOUTING BUT THEIR CRIES FOR HELP WENT UNHEARD.

    THE CHILDREN WERE LATER ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL. THE YOUNGEST OF THEM, DAVID ADEBONA, AGED THREE YEARS, WAS IN A CRITICAL CONDITION WHEN ADMITTED, ALTHOUGH HIS CONDITIONS LATER WAS DESCRIBED AS IMPROVED. HIS SISTER JULIANA, AGED SEVEN, AND THEIR PLAYMATE MICHAEL, AGED SIX, ALSO WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL SUFFERING THE EFFECTS OF THEIR ORDEAL, BUT WERE NOT IN A SERIOUS CONDITION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA21ZPRUOGD8YAR19G837D86CFY
    Media URN:
    VLVA21ZPRUOGD8YAR19G837D86CFY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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