• Short Summary

    RESCUE WORKERS ARE SEARCHING FOR 53 MEN MISSION IN A MINE FIE THAT KILLED AT LEAST 24 MNE.

  • Description


    MAY 2ND-EXTERIORS OF MINE, SMOKE POURING OUT OF VENT, MINERS EXIT MINE, THEN MILL ABOUT. INTERIOR OF MINE, RESCUE WORKERS INSIDE MINE WITH GAS MASKS. WOMEN WAIT, APPREHENSIVELY. RESCUE WORKERS WAIT. TRUCK PULLS UP AT NIGHT, WOMEN STILL WIT. NEXT DAY (MAY 3RD)-PEOPLE STILL WAIT, TV TRUCK CUTAWAY, PEOPLE STILL WAITING. COMPANY SPOKESMAN MARVIN CASE SAYS THERE ARE GOOD SIGNS, A LOT OF FRESH AIR IS BEING PUMPED DOWN AND VALVES BELOW HAVE BEEN OPENED. HE SAYS MOST OF THE WORK FORCE WAS BELOW THE LEVEL THE FIRE TOOK PLACE AND THERE MAY BE FRESH AIR THERE REPORTER WRAPUP.




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    REPORTERS: DON OLIVER

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: RESCUE WORKERS ARE SEARCHING FOR 53 MEN MISSION IN A MINE FIE THAT KILLED AT LEAST 24 MNE. THE FIRE BROKE OUT THE SUNSHINE MINE, THE NATION'S LARGEST SILVER MINE. ONE RESCUE WORKER DESCRIBED THE MINE AS EXTREMELY SMOKY AND IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE IN. COMPRESSORS PUMPED TONS OF AIR UNDERGROUND TO VENT THE MINE. MEANWHILE WOMEN AND SURVIVORS STOOD OUTSIDE WAITING FOR DEVELOPMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6E96RF4D54QJCT1CMBQEQCCDV
    Media URN:
    VLVA6E96RF4D54QJCT1CMBQEQCCDV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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