• Short Summary

    FIVE PEOPLE DIED AND FIFTY WERE LEFT HOMELESS WHEN A FIRE DESTROYED A CLEVELAND HOTEL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    FIVE PEOPLE DIED AND FIFTY WERE LEFT HOMELESS WHEN A FIRE DESTROYED A CLEVELAND HOTEL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). FIREMAN FOUGHT THE BLAZE FOR THREE HOURS BEFORE BRINGING TI UNDER CONTROL. THE FIRE STARTED IN A SECOND FLOOR ROOM OF THE FOUR-FLOOR HOTEL. THE OCCUPANT SAID THAT HE WOKE UP IN THE EARLY MORNING AND FOUND HIS MATTRESS ON FIRE.

    THE PEOPLE WHO DIED WERE UNDRESSED AND MADE NO ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE.THE 50 RESIDENTS WHO WERE RESCUED FLED THROUGH FIRE ESCAPES OR WERE HELPED DOWN LADDERS. MOST OF THEM HAD TO FLEE CLAD ONLY IN PYJAMAS OR UNDERWEAR.

    THE HOTEL, A 100-YEAR-OLD STRUCTURE, WAS OCCUPIED BY Pensioners AND UNSKILLED WORKERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2E9AP57QU69P0CJ3PWU8IIJ40
    Media URN:
    VLVA2E9AP57QU69P0CJ3PWU8IIJ40
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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