• Short Summary

    In Glasgow, urgent moves are being made to start an inquiry as soon as possible into Saturday's (January 2) incident at Ibrox Park Stadium when 66 people were killed at the end of the Celtic-Rangers football match.

  • Description

    In Glasgow, urgent moves are being made to start an inquiry as soon as possible into Saturday's (January 2) incident at Ibrox Park Stadium when 66 people were killed at the end of the Celtic-Rangers football match. The Scottish Minister for Home Affairs, Alick Buchanan-Smith, was one of many officials who visited the ground today. (Sunday, January 3).

    When Celtic scored in the final minute of the game, thousands of Rangers supporters streamed down the exit stairways. But within 30 seconds, Rangers had equalised and the roar of the crowd sent the departing supporters scurrying back up to see what had happened. They ran into others coming down and in the ensuing melee, 66 people were either crushed to death or suffocated.

    A Glasgow Councillor, Derek Neilson, was asked about the crash barriers and stairways:
    The Rangers' Manager, Willie Waddell, denied that the Club was in any way responsible for the incident:
    Among the high-ranking officials ho visited the ground today was the Scottish Minister for Home Affairs, Mr. Alick Buchanan-Smith:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3CLQ03GRXRTVRPA3RKMRYWEXJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3CLQ03GRXRTVRPA3RKMRYWEXJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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