• Short Summary

    In Spain doctors and relatives have been working together to try and identify victims of the holiday camp disaster which had left a death toll of more than 200.

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    In Spain doctors and relatives have been working together to try and identify victims of the holiday camp disaster which had left a death toll of more than 200. Meanwhile hundreds of local people demonstrated on Friday (14 July) to demand a ban from roads of big tankers like the one which exploded in the camp at San Carlos De La Rapita last Tuesday (11 July).

    SYNOPSIS: Ninety charred corpses are lined up in coffins at the Tortosa cemetery awaiting identification. In most cases they bear simply a number and a crucifix. A local official said if they could not be identified soon they would be buried and exhumed later if any proof of identity emerged.

    Three days after the disaster there was still confusion over the exact number of dead. The death toll is expected to reach nearly 300 as more of the gravely injured died in hospital. West German pathologists have joined in the task of trying to identify the victims incinerated in the holocaust.

    Meanwhile in San Carlos de la Rapita, hundreds of townspeople demonstrated on Friday (14 July) for the third consecutive day to demand a ban from their roads of big tankers like the one that caused the disaster. About a thousand people took part in the demonstration carrying banners which read "keep the lorries out" and "no more innocent victims".

    At the central square in the town, the demonstrators met for a peaceful sit-in. Reports said small groups stayed on the square, effectively blocking vehicles and forcing police to reroute traffic. The police made no attempt to disperse them. It was also reported that despite orders from the Provincial Governor banning trucks carrying dangerous loads from heavily populated areas, lorries continued to pour through the fishing town of the ports of Barcelona in the north and Valencia in the south.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA61BNEXG0CA5XWM6R9SDYKG622
    Media URN:
    VLVA61BNEXG0CA5XWM6R9SDYKG622
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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