• Short Summary

    A FOUR-MONTH-OLD BOY WAS KILLED AND NINE OTHER PEOPLE WERE INJURED ON SUNDAY (JUNE 15) WHEN A PLEASURE CRUISER BLEW UP IN SYDNEY HARBOUR.

  • Description

    A FOUR-MONTH-OLD BOY WAS KILLED AND NINE OTHER PEOPLE WERE INJURED ON SUNDAY (JUNE 15) WHEN A PLEASURE CRUISER BLEW UP IN SYDNEY HARBOUR. THE TRAGEDY WAS FILMED BY A TELEVISION CAMERAMAN WHO WAS OUT FOR A SUNDAY DRIVE NEAR THE AREA AT QUAKERS HAT BAY.

    THE EXPLOSION ABOARD THE GBP25,000 LAUNCH SIVA HURLED THE NINE SURVIVORS -- FOUR MEN, FOUR WOMEN AND A 13-YEAR-OLD BOY INTO THE WATER. ALL OF THE OCCUPANTS HAD LIMBS FRACTURED OR WERE BADLY LACERATED. SOME WERE SEVERELY BURNT WHEN FUEL FROM THE BOAT CAUGHT FIRE ON THE WATER.

    THE CRUISER WAS ON A SIGHT-SEEING TRIP AROUND THE HARBOUR WHEN THE INCIDENT OCCURRED.

    RESCUE WORKERS AND SKIN DIVERS FOUND THE BODY OF THE CHILD IN THE WATER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2ZH81LTW00OI6GSW6MDWSX9EY
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ZH81LTW00OI6GSW6MDWSX9EY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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