• Short Summary

    Twenty one persons were killed and 86 injured, some seriously, on November 8, when a crowded steam train of the Mitre Railway crashed into the rear carriage of an electric train of the same railway, also packed to capacity, in the Palermo Chico district.

  • Description

    Twenty one persons were killed and 86 injured, some seriously, on November 8, when a crowded steam train of the Mitre Railway crashed into the rear carriage of an electric train of the same railway, also packed to capacity, in the Palermo Chico district.

    The electric train was stopped when the engine driver, negotiating a slight curve, did not see it in time and the steam engine crashed into the rear carriage of the electric train. The oncoming steaming locomotive, opening up a path of death and destruction, crushed to death a number of passengers of the rear carriage of the electric train before jerking to a halt.

    A number of ambulances soon arrived and passengers who had sustained the most serious injuries were rushed to hospital. The rescue work was hindered by mud and a constant rainfall.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA67567AFJV61SQASZKXIOGC6VY
    Media URN:
    VLVA67567AFJV61SQASZKXIOGC6VY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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