• Short Summary

    UNDERGROUND PASSAGES IN ROME CENTRAL STATION CAVED IN TODAY (FRIDAY) AS THE MAMMOTH FIRE THERE CONTINUED INTO ITS SECOND DAY.

  • Description

    UNDERGROUND PASSAGES IN ROME CENTRAL STATION CAVED IN TODAY (FRIDAY) AS THE MAMMOTH FIRE THERE CONTINUED INTO ITS SECOND DAY. SOME 20 FIREMEN WERE TREATED FOR SUFFOCATION AFTER PLUNGING INTO THE INTENSE HEAT AND SMOKE IN THE STATION'S SUBTERRANEAN CORRIDORS WHERE THE FIRE BROKE OUT YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.
    THE ONLY VICTIMS APPEAR TO BE THE INMATES OF A SMALL ZOO HOUSED AMONG THE SHOPS, CAFES AND CLOAKROOMS IN ONE OF THE PASSAGES. THEIR FATE WAS NOT YET KNOWN BUT THEY WERE ASSUMED TO HAVE DIED IN THE INFERNO.
    A VAST CLOUD OF SMOKE BELCHED OUT OF THE HUGE CENTRAL STATION BUILDING -- ONE OF THE MOST MODERN IN EUROPE -- AS FIREMEN WITH GAS-MASKS TRIED TO EXTINGUISH THE BLAZE.
    THE WHOLE BUILDING WAS SOON FILLED WITH CHOKING SMOKE AND TEN PEOPLE OVERCOME BY THE FUMES WERE RUSHED TO HOSPITAL.
    TRAIN SERVICES, SUSPENDED FOR A TIME YESTERDAY, WERE RUNNING NORMALLY TODAY FROM THE BACK OF THE STATION, WHILE THE SMOKE-FILLED HALL, WITH ITS TICKET OFFICES, SHOPS AND INFORMATION BOOTHS, WAS CLOSED DOWN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3X0H1XT4J0GNCZQOQ7LZQKIR5
    Media URN:
    VLVA3X0H1XT4J0GNCZQOQ7LZQKIR5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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