• Short Summary

    A NEARLY COMPLETED FOUR-STOREY CONCRETE BLOCK OF FLATS ANDSHOPS COLLAPSED IN KUALA LUMPUR ON SATURDAY (19 OCTOBER) KILLING ATLEAST FIVE PEOPLE.

  • Description

    A NEARLY COMPLETED FOUR-STOREY CONCRETE BLOCK OF FLATS ANDSHOPS COLLAPSED IN KUALA LUMPUR ON SATURDAY (19 OCTOBER) KILLING ATLEAST FIVE PEOPLE. TWENTY PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN THE 20-FOOT(SIX-METRE) HIGH MASS OF RUBBLE.

    AT THE TIME OF THE DISASTER ABOUT FORTY PEOPLE, MOSTLY CONSTRUCTIONWORKERS, WERE BELIEVED TO BE IN THE BUILDING WHICH WAS DUE FORCOMPLETION IN TWO MONTHS. POLICE WERE QUICKLY ON THE SCENE TO PREVENT A CROWD OF MORE THAN2,000 PEOPLE FROM HAMPERING RESCUE OPERATIONS.

    RESCUE WORKERS DRILLED THREE ENTRANCES INTO THE MASS OF DEBRIS INA BID TO REACH THOSE TRAPPED UNDER THE TWISTED MASS OF STEEL ANDCONCRETE. FOUR CRANES WERE ALSO BROUGHT IN TO HELP REMOVE THEDEBRIS.

    POLICE HAVE STARTED AN INQUIRY INTO THE CAUSE OF THE COLLAPSE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4O8MP04RT8JQP83FNU7J2AZ7U
    Media URN:
    VLVA4O8MP04RT8JQP83FNU7J2AZ7U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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