• Short Summary

    MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

    At least ninety people were killed and over four hundred injured in a series of explosions at a gas plant in northern Mexico City on November 19.

  • Description

    1. GVs Explosion and flames in night sky. (2 SHOTS) 0.15
    2. GVs Wreckage. Rescue workers carrying out bodies. (2 SHOTS) 0.23
    3. GV Wreckage in street. Bodies covered with sheet. 0.25
    4. GV Flames from explosion. 0.31
    5. GVs Smoke rising, wreckage. (2 SHOTS) 0.36
    6. GVs Rescue workers. Gas burning from chimney. (3 SHOTS) 0.46
    7. GV Damaged buildings. 0.49
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    Background: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

    At least ninety people were killed and over four hundred injured in a series of explosions at a gas plant in northern Mexico City on November 19. The explosions took place at the San Juan de Izhuadebec gas plant in a working-class district of the city. Firefighting services were called in from surrounding areas to help bring the blaze under control and a large part of the city was sealed off. The fires started before dawn and while buildings were being evacuated rescuers began bringing out the dead. As flames shot from the plant a cloud of smoke hung over the area. Initially it was feared that the cloud contained gas and that further explosions were possible. Police said that they had not yet identified the cause of the fire.

    Source: TELEVISA S.A. (MEXICO)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3LIMYXP89JFNX1187NMP26ZZQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3LIMYXP89JFNX1187NMP26ZZQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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