• Short Summary

    THIRTEEN PEOPLE DIED AND 120 WEE INJURED WHEN THE NIGHT EXPRESS TRAIN FROM MILAN TO BARI JUMPED THE RAILS AT CASTEL BOLOGNESE, ITALY, MARCH 8.

  • Description

    1.
    LV WRECKED TRAIN PAN TO OTHER DAMAGED COACHES.
    0.04

    2.
    LV PAN..FROM STEAM TRAIN TO WRECKED ELECTRIC TRAIN.
    0.08

    3.
    NEARER V..TRAIN SMASHED IN HALF.
    0.14

    4.
    CU WRECKAGE.
    0.17

    5.
    SHOT THROUGH WINDOW.. SHOWING DAMAGED COMPARTMENT.
    0.21

    6.
    SV WRECKED TRAIN AND WHEEL
    0.26

    7.
    CU PAN..CARRIAGE.
    0.30

    8.
    LV WRECKED TRAIN, MEN STANDING ON TOP.
    0.35

    9.
    CU NAME ON SIDE OF TRAIN "MILANO"
    0.37

    10.
    SV PAN..MAN WALKS DOWN ON WRECKED TRAIN.
    0.42

    11.
    CU MEN WATCH.
    0.45

    12.
    SV MEN WORK ON WRECK.
    0.49

    13.
    LV WRECKAGE AND PEOPLE PAN TO MEN WORKING.
    0.54



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THIRTEEN PEOPLE DIED AND 120 WEE INJURED WHEN THE NIGHT EXPRESS TRAIN FROM MILAN TO BARI JUMPED THE RAILS AT CASTEL BOLOGNESE, ITALY, MARCH 8. FOURTEEN OF THE SIXTEEN COACHES LEFT THE TRACK AS THE EXPRESS THUNDERED THROUGH AT OVER 50 M.P.H. (90 KM.P.H.).

    THE TRAIN - CARRYING 700 PASSENGERS, MOSTLY SOUTHERN EMIGRANTS TRAVELLING NORTH FOR WORK - IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN TRAVELLING TOO FAST, AND THE SWITCH-POINTS FAILED TO COPE EFFICIENTLY BECAUSE OF THE SPEED. THE LIMIT OF THIS STRETCH IS REPORTED TO BE ABOUT 20 M.P.H.

    ALTHOUGH THE CAUSE OF THE DERAILMENT IS NOT YET KNOWN, THE THREE MEMBERS OF THE CREW, ALL OF WHOM ARE IN HOSPITAL, ARE UNDER ARREST PENDING A JUDICIAL ENQUIRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2RMHI9CQKXF7ANI221I7ZF992
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RMHI9CQKXF7ANI221I7ZF992
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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