• Short Summary

    RESCUE TEAMS HAVE SO FAR RECOVERED 110 BODIES FROM THE MINE IN EASTERN INDIA, RIPPED APART BY A HUGE EXPLOSION ON FRIDAY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV RESCUE WORKERS WALK PAST CAMERA
    0.06

    2.
    GV RESCUE WORKERS AMONG SURFACE WRECKAGE
    0.11

    3.
    LV ENTRANCE TO MINE
    0.15

    4.
    GV PAN SLIT IN GROUND CAUSED BY EXPLOSION
    0.20

    5.
    GV EQUIPMENT AND RELATIVES
    0.25

    6.
    GV PAN AND SV PAN WOMEN HOLDING UMBRELLAS WAITING FOR NEWS (2 SHOTS)
    0.37

    7.
    GV RESCUERS, WITH COVERED BODIES ON GROUND
    0.41

    8.
    SV RELATIVES WATCH
    0.47

    9.
    GV BODY LIFTED ON TO STRETCHER
    0.52

    10.
    SV CRYING WOMAN RELATIVE - WITH BABY
    0.56

    11.
    GVS STRETCHER CARRIED AWAY (2 SHOTS)
    1.04

    12.
    GV BODY ON STRETCHER
    1.08

    13.
    SV PAN THREE ENGINEERS
    1.11

    14.
    GV BODY TAKEN AWAY THROUGH CROWD
    1.16



    Initials JT/VS/MGT/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: RESCUE TEAMS HAVE SO FAR RECOVERED 110 BODIES FROM THE MINE IN EASTERN INDIA, RIPPED APART BY A HUGE EXPLOSION ON FRIDAY. REPORTS SAY 375 MINERS ARE FEARED DEAD.

    THE DISASTER OCCURRED AT THE BHORI COLLIERY, NEAR DHANBAD, IN BIHAR STATE. IT WAS JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT WHEN A NEW SHIFT WAS COMING ON DUTY.

    THE UNDERGROUND EXPLOSION SCATTERED WRECKAGE OVER AN AREA OF TWO-AND-A-HALF SQUARE MILES (4 SQ KMS). ALL WORKERS ON THE SPOT, INCLUDING THOSE ON THE SURFACE, WERE KILLED, ACCORDING TO A UNION LEADER. ONE REPORT SAID THAT A WORKMAN SLEEPING A MILE (1600 METRES) AWAY WAS KILLED BY A STONE HURLED FROM THE MINE SHAFT.

    ANXIOUS RELATIVES CROWDED THE PITHEAD AS THE BODIES WERE BROUGHT TO THE SURFACE AND TAKEN AWAY.

    (IT WAS INDIA'S WORST-EVER MINE DISASTER. THE WORLD'S WORST RECORDED ONE WAS IN APRIL, 1942, WHEN 1,549 MEN WERE KILLED IN THE HONKEIKO COLLIERY, MANCHURIA).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA331NFBNGBNQQJKRS2PS82LOQ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA331NFBNGBNQQJKRS2PS82LOQ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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