• Short Summary

    The avalanche which killed 12 West German skiers in a high-danger zone near the Austrian-Swiss border on Tuesday (31 December) may have been caused by one of the victims, ascending to investigators.

  • Description

    1.
    CV PAN Area covered by fallen snow.
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    2.
    CU Sign "STOP: Danger of Avalanche"
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    3.
    GV Part of area covered by avalanche.
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    4.
    SV Rescue workers with Snow-Cat. (2 shots).
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    5.
    SV (NIGHT) Rescuers digging and probing snow. (3 shots)
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    6.
    SV PAN Body being dragged away on sled.
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    7.
    SV Bodies in makeshift mortuary.
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    Initials VS 21.14 VS 21.28


    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The avalanche which killed 12 West German skiers in a high-danger zone near the Austrian-Swiss border on Tuesday (31 December) may have been caused by one of the victims, ascending to investigators. The tragedy occurred at a place marked off with flags and a warning sign.

    The victims included an eight-year-old boy and at least six of then died as they ride a ski-lift towards a higher slope.

    Rescuers searched through Tuesday night and all of Wednesday (1 January) to uncover the 12 bodies. A police spokesman maid that when the search resumed they would be looking for "bodies, not survivors."
    A commission of investigation into the cause of the tragedy and it appeared one of the victims was skiing in the marked-off area. They cleared there West German skiers. who admitted skiing in the area.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2R58HQL5B2MAX5JB9RL0SYDDW
    Media URN:
    VLVA2R58HQL5B2MAX5JB9RL0SYDDW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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