• Short Summary

    A BELGIAN HOLIDAY COACH PACKED WITH SLEEPY CHILDREN PLUNGED OFF A ROAD BRIDGE NEAR LIMBURG, IN WEST GERMANY, AT DAWN TODAY (MONDAY) KILLING 28 OF THE CHILDREN AND FIVE ADULTS.

  • Description

    A BELGIAN HOLIDAY COACH PACKED WITH SLEEPY CHILDREN PLUNGED OFF A ROAD BRIDGE NEAR LIMBURG, IN WEST GERMANY, AT DAWN TODAY (MONDAY) KILLING 28 OF THE CHILDREN AND FIVE ADULTS.

    THE BUS SMASHED THROUGH A SAFETY BARRIER AND PLUNGED ABOUT 50 FEET OFF THE MOTORWAY LINKING FRANKFURT AND COLOGNE. IT LANDED ON ITS ROOF. THE COACH WAS TAKING THE CHILDREN HOME AFTER A HOLIDAY IN AUSTRIA.

    THE DEAD, DYING AN INJURED CHILDREN WERE TRAPPED IN A MASS OF TWISTED METAL, TORN UPHOLSTERY BLACK OIL AND DIESEL FUEL FOR SOME THIRTY MINUTES BEFORE THE ACCIDENT WAS DISCOVERED. RESCUE TEAMS THE WRECKED COACH ENOUGH FOR THEM TO CLIMB INSIDE
    A LOCAL SCHOOL WAS TURNED INTO A MORTUARY, WITH THE CHILDREN'S BODIES OUT IN ROWS FOR IDENTIFICATION.

    THE CHILDREN -- ALL AGED BETWEEN 13 AND 13 YEARS WERE THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF POLICEMEN, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND SABENA AIRLINE OFFICIALS. THEY LIVED I AND AROUND BRUSSELS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA47DGAZC9WRXL72DELKRKI61EU
    Media URN:
    VLVA47DGAZC9WRXL72DELKRKI61EU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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