• Short Summary

    THE THREAT OF A BIG LANDSLIDE HAS DELAYED RESCUE OPERATIONS FOR THE NINE MEN TRAPPED IN A LIMESTONE MINE AT THE TOWN OF CHAMPAGNOLE, INI THE FRENCH JURA MOUNTAINS.

  • Description

    THE THREAT OF A BIG LANDSLIDE HAS DELAYED RESCUE OPERATIONS FOR THE NINE MEN TRAPPED IN A LIMESTONE MINE AT THE TOWN OF CHAMPAGNOLE, INI THE FRENCH JURA MOUNTAINS.

    THERE IS A DANGER THAT LARGE SECTIONS OF PART OF THE LIMESTONE RIDGE IN WHICH THE MEN WERE SEALED BY A CAVE-IN MIGHT BREAK AWAY. A SERIES OF HUGE FISSURES HAVE OPENED UP IN THE GROUND.

    BECAUSE OF THIS, THE START OF THE ACTUAL RESCUE WORK HAS BEEN DELAYED AND THE DRILLING RIG MOVED TO A SAFER SITE.

    THE MINERS, TRAPPED 233 FEET(68 METERS) BELOW WERE TOLD OF THE HOLD-UP MEANS OF A COMMUNICATING TUBE. THEIR LEADER REPLIED:
    HOWEVER, DRILLING IS GOING AHEAD ON THE MAIN ESCAPE SHAFT. IT IS DANGEROUS WORK AND THE RESCUERS ARE HAVING TO PROCEED VERY CAREFULLY TO AVOID ANOTHER CAVE-IN.

    THROUGH THE COMMUNICATING TUBE, THE MEN HAVE BEEN SUPPLIED WITH FOOD, WINE, CIGARETTES AND EVEN WAFER-THIN LOAVES OF BREAD. LOUDSPEAKERS HAVE BEEN SET UP TO RELAY CONVERSATION WITH THEM TO RELATIVES MAINTAINING A ROUND-THE-CLOCK VIGIL AT THE MINEHEAD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA41QIKZTWU75J8X998MP45XYDI
    Media URN:
    VLVA41QIKZTWU75J8X998MP45XYDI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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