• Short Summary

    AT LEAST NINE PEOPLE, INCLUDING A MOTHER AND HER THREE CHILDREN, ARE FEARED TO HAVE DIED IN BARCELONA, SPAIN, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), WHEN A FOUR-STOREY APARTMENT BUILDING COLLAPSED AS WORKMEN WERE BUILDING A GARAGE IN ITS BASEMENT.

  • Description

    AT LEAST NINE PEOPLE, INCLUDING A MOTHER AND HER THREE CHILDREN, ARE FEARED TO HAVE DIED IN BARCELONA, SPAIN, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), WHEN A FOUR-STOREY APARTMENT BUILDING COLLAPSED AS WORKMEN WERE BUILDING A GARAGE IN ITS BASEMENT. AT LEAST THREE MORE ARE MISSING
    SIX PEOPLE WERE FOUND ALIVE IN THE COLLAPSED BUILDING AND TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES. THREE BODIES, BELIEVED TO BE THOSE OF WORKMEN, WERE RECOVERED FROM THE RUBBLE. LITTLE HOPE WAS HELD OUT FOR THOSE THAT REMAINDED, INCLUDING THE THREE CHILDREN.

    THE FACADE AND THE FRONT PART OF THE HOUSE SURVIVED THE COLLAPSE, AND SEVERAL PEOPLE ESCAPED ALMOST CERTAIN DEATH BY RUSHING TO THIS PART OF THE BUILDING AS THREE FLOORS COLLAPSED UNDER THEM.

    FIREMEN AND RESCUE WORKERS STRUGGLED TO RESCUE PEOPLE BELIEVED TRAPPED IN THE WRECKAGE, BUT THEIR WORK WAS MADE MORE DIFFICULT BY OTHER PARTS OF THE BUILDING WHICH COULD COLLAPSE AT ANY MOMENT. FIREMEN HAD TO PULL DOWN ONE INTERIOR WALL LEFT STANDING AFTER THE COLLAPSE.

    A LOCAL FIESTA DUE TO BE HELD IN THE AREA WAS CANCELLED.

    (THE STORY RECALLS AN EARLIER DISASTER IN JUNE THIS YEAR WHEN A NEW RESTAURANT NEAR SEGOVIA, SPAIN COLLAPSED AS 500 GUESTS WERE EATING AN INAUGURAL LUNCH; SOME 57 WERE KILLED AND 130 INJURED.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4DX89ZMU579R078ATP9MH5CTN
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DX89ZMU579R078ATP9MH5CTN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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