• Short Summary

    HELICOPTERS WERE USED TO RESCUE 130 PEOPLE FROM THE TOP OF A BURNING BUILDING IN THE HEART OF SEOUL, CAPITAL OF SOUTH KOREA, EARLY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    HELICOPTERS WERE USED TO RESCUE 130 PEOPLE FROM THE TOP OF A BURNING BUILDING IN THE HEART OF SEOUL, CAPITAL OF SOUTH KOREA, EARLY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). FORMING A SHUTTLE SERVICE, THE FOUR U.S. AND SOUTH KOREAN ARMY HELICOPTERS LANDED ON THE ROOF OF THE 13-STOREY BUILDING TO PICK UP THE STRANDED PEOPLE AND CARRY THEM TO SAFETY.

    THE FIRE SWEPT THROUGH ARCADE SHOPS ON THE FIRST THREE FLOORS OF THE BUILDING.

    TEAMS OF FIREMEN FOUGHT TO PREVENT THE FIRE SPREADING TO UPPER FLOORS WHERE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE HOUSED IN APARTMENTS.

    THE APARTMENT RESIDENTS RUSHED TO THE ROOF AS HEAVY SMOKE BILLOWED UP. THEY WERE CARRIED, IN SMALL GROUPS AT A TIME, TO A NEARBY ELEVATED HIGHWAY.

    THE FIRE WAS LATER BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL BY FIREMEN REINFORCED BY WORKERS. POLICE REPORTED THERE WERE SOME CASUALTIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2WB8J9WCRCAA96NNHDYMX8K0A
    Media URN:
    VLVA2WB8J9WCRCAA96NNHDYMX8K0A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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