• Short Summary

    AN EXPLOSION, WHICH WAS FOLLOWED BY A FIRE, WRECKED AN OIL REFINERY NOT FAR FROM FRANKFURT THIS MORNING (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    AN EXPLOSION, WHICH WAS FOLLOWED BY A FIRE, WRECKED AN OIL REFINERY NOT FAR FROM FRANKFURT THIS MORNING (TUESDAY). FIREMEN AND RESCUE TEAMS ARE SEARCHING TONIGHT FOR ONE PERSON STILL MISSING.

    THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED IN AN ETHYLENE PLANT AT ABOUT 9 O'CLOCK, SHATTERING WINDOWS AND SPREADING DEBRIS FOR ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE MILES (7-8KM) AROUND THE REFINERY. SCORES OF SCREAMING OFFICE WORKERS PAN IN PANIC FROM THE MAIN OFFICE BUILDING AND FLED TO SAFETY AS WITHIN SECONDS OF THE EXPLOSION, FLAMES SHOT OVER 300 FEET (100M) INTO THE AIR FROM A GIANT OIL TANK.

    THE REFINERY, ONE OF THE MOST MODERN IN EUROPE, WAS OPENED 18 MONTHS AGO AT A COST OF SOME TWENTY MILLION POUNDS. NO ESTIMATE OF THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN MADE YET BUT IT IS EXPECTED TO RUN INTO SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS. THE CHARRED BODY OF ONE MAN HAS BEEN FOUND AND THE MISSING PERSON IS ALSO FEARED TO BE DEAD. TWO OTHER MEN THOUGHT TO BE MISSING WERE LATER FOUND TO BE TAKING PART IN RESCUE OPERATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA773U1L8AE7URO74EDAHDT4CA8
    Media URN:
    VLVA773U1L8AE7URO74EDAHDT4CA8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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