• Short Summary

    Tragedy at a level-crossing near the village of Parkland in southern Alberta, Canada. A Canadian?

  • Description

    Tragedy at a level-crossing near the village of Parkland in southern Alberta, Canada. A Canadian Pacific Railway 'dayliner' and a petrol tanker collided - resulting in the death of the tanker driver, and five train passengers.

    The truck - believed to have been almost full of petrol - was said to have hit the second of the train's two carriages at right angles. Petrol sprayed over the coach, then caught fire. In a few moments, it was a mass of flames and melting metal. Bodies of the truck driver and the five train passengers - all believed to be women - were ch???red beyond recognition. Parts of the truck were found up to fifty yards from the point of impact.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3QXULY3Z4L1LG5GRLMDXHYXW4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QXULY3Z4L1LG5GRLMDXHYXW4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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