Rescue workers are filmed at the scene of the Yugoslav coal mine disaster, October 1, when 62 miners died at Podvis, in the Knajazevac coalfield, eastern Serbia.
G.V.PAN FROM HILLS TO PUDVIS MINE.
L.V. CROWD AROUND MINE AREA.
S.V. MINERS WHO ESCAPED DISASTER.
S.T.V. AMBULANCES WAITING.
S.V. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN GROUP.
L.V. TRAIN MOVING SLOWLY OVER ENTRANCE TO MINE.
INT. RESCUE TEAM GOING OUT OF ENTRANCE TO MINE.
S.V. RESCUE WORKERS COMING OUT OF MINE.
C.U. RESCUE WORKER TELLING REPORTERS ABOUT THE DISASTER SITUATION.
TOP V. BODY ON STRETCHER FROM MINE.
S.V. BODY BEING BROUGHT OUT OF MINE ON STRETCHER.
L.V. ANOTHER BODY BEING BROUGHT OUT OF MINE.
TOP V. CROWD..PAN DOWN TO COFFINS ASSEMBLED FOR FUNERAL.
S.C.U. WOMEN IN BLACK.
C.U. SHOWING OLD MAN WEEPING.
C.U. OLD LADY WEEPING.
L.V. SERBIAN GOVERNMENT MINISTER..MIHAILO SVABIC DELIVERING SPEECH.
S.BACK V. DITTO.
S.V. RELATIVES ETC., PLACING FLORAL TRIBUTES ON COFFINS.
C.U. DITTO...PAN DOWN TO COFFINS.
L.V, RELATIVES PLACING WREATHS ON COFFIN.
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Background: Rescue workers are filmed at the scene of the Yugoslav coal mine disaster, October 1, when 62 miners died at Podvis, in the Knajazevac coalfield, eastern Serbia. Film also shows miners, wearing pit overalls and helmets standing guard over the coffins, at the funeral, October 3.
President of the Serbian Government, Jovan Veselinov, watched the rescue workers in action as they handled the worst tragedy in Yugoslav mini history.
Disaster occurred when 118 miners were below. Many were trapped following an underground explosion caused by fire breaking out in transformer.
Local rescue workers were reinforced by teams from three other collieries. They toiled through the night to reach men trapped by fire and roof falls. Next day special firefighters were flown from Belgrade and the fire was extinguished 24 hours after it had started.