• Short Summary

    LITTLE MORE THAN WRECKAGE REMAINED TODAY (MONDAY) AFTER A RESTAURANT COLLAPSED NEAR SEGOVIA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) KILLING 57 PEOPLE AND INJURING 130 OTHERS.

  • Description

    LITTLE MORE THAN WRECKAGE REMAINED TODAY (MONDAY) AFTER A RESTAURANT COLLAPSED NEAR SEGOVIA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) KILLING 57 PEOPLE AND INJURING 130 OTHERS. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED IN A NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN LOS ANGELES DE SAN RAFAEL, ABOUT 25 MILES (40 KMS) SOUTH OF SEGOVIA.

    THE BUILDING CAVED IN AS 500 MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN ATTENDING A BUSINESS CONVENTION SAT DOWN AT A LUNCH TO INAUGURATE THE RESTAURANT, WHICH AND BEEN COMPLETED ONLY THREE DAYS BEFORE.

    AS THE MEAL BEGAN THE FLOOR OF THE FIRST FLOOR DINING ROOM COLLAPSE, AND THE ROOF AND WALLS CAVED IN OVER IT. THEY CRASHED THROUGH THE FLOOR OF ANOTHER DINING HALL BELOW AND INTO THE RESTAURANT'S BASEMENT. ONE SECTOR OF THE RESTAURANT ESCAPED THE MAIN FORCE OF THE COLLAPSE.

    INJURED WERE FERRIED TO HOSPITAL IN SEGOVIA AND CASUALTY LISTS WERE POSTED DURING THE NIGHT. EARLY TODAY, THE FINAL TOTAL WAS STILL UNCERTAIN, BUT AUTHORITIES SAY THAT AT LEAST SEVEN OF THE INJURED WERE IN CRITICAL AND MIGHT NOT LIVE.

    IN SEGOVIA CEMETERY LAST NIGHT COFFINS WERE MADE READY FOR THOSE WHO DIED IN THE DISASTER.

    TODAY, POLICE ORDERED THE IMMEDIATE ARREST OF THE TECHNICIANS WHO BUILT THE RESTAURANT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2F0FLDXLDRP8VUU77MYV58D98
    Media URN:
    VLVA2F0FLDXLDRP8VUU77MYV58D98
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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