• Short Summary

    THIS IS HUMLIKON - A VILLAGE OF HEART-BREAK AND MOURNING FOLLOWING SWITZERLAND'S WORST AIR DISASTER YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

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    THIS IS HUMLIKON - A VILLAGE OF HEART-BREAK AND MOURNING FOLLOWING SWITZERLAND'S WORST AIR DISASTER YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).A FIFTH OF THE TINY HAMLET'S POPULATION - 13 MEN AND WOMEN - WERE AMONG THE 80 PEOPLE KILLED WHEN A SWISS JETLINER CRASHED AND EXPLODED SOON AFTER LEAVING ZURICH.

    FORTY CHILDREN LOST BOTH PARENTS IN THE TRAGEDY.THE ENTIRE VILLAGE COUNCIL, A TEACHER, AND THE FIRE BRIGADE CHIEF WERE AMONG HUMLIKON'S DEAD.THE VICTIMS WERE ON THEIR WAY TO GENEVA TO VISIT AN EXPERIMENTAL FARM THERE AT THE INVITATION OF A FIRM OF PESTICIDE MANUFACTURERS.

    BUT, IN A FARMING COMMUNITY, LIFE MUST GO ON.SO THE ORPHANS AND SURVIVING ADULTS, WHO EARLIER HAD LISTENED ASHEN-FACED TO THE RADIO NEWS OF THE CRASH, TODAY SET TO WORK TO KEEP THE VILLAGE'S FARMS RUNNING.THOUGH HUMLIKON'S WHEAT HARVEST IS IN, BOTH POTATOES AND GRAPES HAVE STILL TO BE GATHERED.

    PEASANTS FROM MILES AROUND TREKKED INTO THE HAMLET TODAY TO LEND A HAND ON THE LAND.ROADS INTO THE SLEEPY VILLAGE, NESTLING IN GENTLE WOODED UPLANDS, ARE BEING GUARDED BY POLICE TO PREVENT CURIOUS SIGHT-SEERS BOTHERING THE BEREAVED.

    SWISSAIR, OWNERS OF THE CRASHED PLANE, HAS SENT 10,000 FRANCS FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF OF THE ORPHANS AND RELATIVES OF HUMLIKON'S DEAD.A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE VICTIMS WILL BE HELD IN ZURICH TOMORROW.

    (MEANWHILE, AVIATION EXPERTS ARE STILL SEEKING CLUES THAT MIGHT EXPLAIN WHY THE CARAVELLE CRASHED.THEY FACE A LONG AND DIFFICULT TASK - FOR THE AIRCRAFT DISINTEGRATED ON IMPACT IN A FIELD NEAR DUERRENAESCH, NORTHERN SWITZERLAND.THEY HAVE NOT YET BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY A SINGLE BODY.ONLY HUMAN FRAGMENTS REMAIN AMONG THE WRECKAGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5Y2OT4EWQISTFLLK1TK3U81VN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5Y2OT4EWQISTFLLK1TK3U81VN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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