• Short Summary

    A VILLAGE SCHOOLMISTRESS, HER HUSBAND AND BABY DAUGHTER WERE KILLED IN THEIR SLEEP TODAY (SATURDAY) WHEN ROCKS LOOSENED BY A STORM CRUSHED THEIR SCHOOLHOUSE AT PLAN-DU-VAR ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA.

  • Description

    A VILLAGE SCHOOLMISTRESS, HER HUSBAND AND BABY DAUGHTER WERE KILLED IN THEIR SLEEP TODAY (SATURDAY) WHEN ROCKS LOOSENED BY A STORM CRUSHED THEIR SCHOOLHOUSE AT PLAN-DU-VAR ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA.

    THE LANDSLIDE, WHICH INJURED SIX OTHER PEOPLE AND SMASHED SEVERAL HOUSES, STARTED AT DAWN AFTER A NIGHT OF TORRENTIAL RAIN.

    A HUGE BOULDER CRASHED DOWN TO TEAR THE SIDE OUT OF THE SAINT-MARTIN-VESUBIE CANAL WHICH SUPPLIES WATER TO NEARBY NICE. ANOTHER BOULDER HIT THE SCHOOLHOUSE.

    TREES AND ROCKS, CHURNED UP BY THE FIRST TWO BOULDERS, SPUN DOWN TO SMACK INTO WALLS AND BLOCK THE MAIN ROAD AND RAILWAY LINES. WATER FROM THE CANAL TURNED THE EARTH INTO MUD IN THE VILLAGE STREETS.

    WITHIN AN HOUR, DETACHMENTS OF POLICE, ANTI-RIOT SQUADS, SOLDIERS, FIREMEN AND VOLUNTEERS, WITH EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT FROM NEARBY SITES, WERE SCOURING THE RUINS.

    THEY UNCOVERED THE BODIES OF THE SCHOOLMISTRESS, MADAME BARALLIS, AGED 36, HER ENGINEER HUSBAND AND THREE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER MARIE-PAULE. THE COUPLE'S BABY SON SPENT LAST NIGHT WITH HIS GRANDPARENTS A FEW KILOMETRES AWAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA36HODRY2FWL5CKH2Q2P6WS63R
    Media URN:
    VLVA36HODRY2FWL5CKH2Q2P6WS63R
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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