• Short Summary

    HOPE HAS NOW BEEN ABANDONED OF RESCUING 39 ENTOMBED MINERS IN A GOVERNMENT-OWNED COALMINE AT AMASAYA, TURKEY AFTER AN EXPLOSION ON SATURDAY.

  • Description

    HOPE HAS NOW BEEN ABANDONED OF RESCUING 39 ENTOMBED MINERS IN A GOVERNMENT-OWNED COALMINE AT AMASAYA, TURKEY AFTER AN EXPLOSION ON SATURDAY. THE DEATH ROLL NOW TOTALS 68 MINERS.

    FAMILIES OF THE ENTOMBED MINERS GATHERED AT THE PIT-HEAD SOON AFTER NEWS OF THE EXPLOSION SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE TOWN. WEEPING WOMEN AND CHILDREN WATCHED RESCUE WORKERS ENTERED THE MINE. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THERE WAS A GAS EXPLOSION INSIDE THE MINE RESULTING IN THE COLLAPSE OF A SHAFT 1,000 FEET (305 METRES) BELOW GROUND.

    ANNOUNCING THE LATEST CASUALTY FIGURES, LABOUR MINISTER, MR. IHSAN CAGLAYANGIL SAID THAT BESIDES THE 68 DEAD, ANOTHER 54 ESCAPED ALIVE. RESCUE WORKERS RECOVERED 30 BODIES IN THE FIRST NEW HOURS AFTER THE BLAST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3DNCHUGQ8GZXAHPC4OQR1J70K
    Media URN:
    VLVA3DNCHUGQ8GZXAHPC4OQR1J70K
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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