• Short Summary

    A FUNERAL SERVICE WAS HELD TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE FRENCH MINE DISASTER.

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  • Description

    A FUNERAL SERVICE WAS HELD TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE FRENCH MINE DISASTER.

    THE 21 MEN WERE KILLED ON TUESDAY BY A GAS EXPLOSION IN THE AVION MINE. THEY HAD GONE DOWN TO PREPARE THE COAL FACE FOR THE MORNING SHIFT. TODAY'S CEREMONY WAS AN OFFICIAL FUNERAL, ATTENDED BY MINERS REPRESENTATIVES AND CIVIC OFFICIALS. AFTER THE CEREMONY SOME OF THE BODIES WERE BURIED IMMEDIATELY, ACCORDING TO THE WISHES OF THE FAMILIES. THE BURIAL SERVICES WERE PRIVATE.

    THE FUNERAL SERVICE WAS CONDUCTED TODAY FOR ALL THE MINERS, - 15 OF THE MEN WERE ROMAN CATHOLICS, FOUR WERE FREE THINKERS, ONE WAS A JEHOVAH WITNESS AND ANOTHER A MUSLIM.

    TUESDAY'S EXPLOSION WAS THE WORST FRENCH MINING DISASTER SINCE THE WAR. THE DEAD MINERS LEAVE BEHIND 16 WIVES AND 41 CHILDREN. PRESIDENT DE GAULLE HAS MADE A PERSONAL GIFT OF 30,000 FRANCS TO THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6ENUXOMTFDYKZ41CBDUCFCTYV
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ENUXOMTFDYKZ41CBDUCFCTYV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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