• Short Summary

    A PRE-DAWN FIRE GUTTED TWO HOTELS IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAIN RESORT OF MINAKAMI YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AND 30 PEOPLE PERISHED.

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    A PRE-DAWN FIRE GUTTED TWO HOTELS IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAIN RESORT OF MINAKAMI YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AND 30 PEOPLE PERISHED. ANOTHER 12 PEOPLE WERE ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL, MOST WITH BURNS, BUT SOME BELIEVED SUFFERING THE EFFECTS OF HAVING LEAPT FROM SECOND AND THIRD STOREY WINDOWS.

    THE FIRE BEGAN IN THE KITCHEN OF THE KIUFUJI HOTEL AND JUMPED A NARROW ALLEY TO THE ADJOINING HAKUUNKAKU HOTEL, WHICH BETWEEN THEM WERE ACCOMMODATING 200 GUESTS. MOST OF THE DEAD WERE FOUND BURNED TO DEATH IN THEIR BEDS IN THE KIUFUJI HOTEL.

    THOSE IN THE SECOND HOTEL ESCAPED BEFORE THE BUILDING WAS ENGULFED. GUESTS IN NIGHT CLOTHES STOOD SHIVERING IN THE COLD MOUNTAIN AIR AS FIREMEN FOUGHT TO PREVENT THE BLAZE SPREADING TO OTHER PROPERTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5HPCD3CJDJR9W65AE0PTEBFI
    Media URN:
    VLVA5HPCD3CJDJR9W65AE0PTEBFI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1966
    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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