• Short Summary

    TWELVE PEOPLE DIED AND 74 WERE INJURED WHEN TWO EXPRESS TRAINS SMASHED INTO A HERD OF CATTLE NEAR SALERNO IN ITALY EARLY TODAY (THURSDAY) AND OVERTURNED.

  • Description

    TWELVE PEOPLE DIED AND 74 WERE INJURED WHEN TWO EXPRESS TRAINS SMASHED INTO A HERD OF CATTLE NEAR SALERNO IN ITALY EARLY TODAY (THURSDAY) AND OVERTURNED.

    THE FIRST STAGE OF THE DISASTER CAME WHEN THE MILAN-PALERNO LEFT THE RAILS AFTER BRAKING SHARPLY TO AVOID THE CATTLE ON THE TRACK. A FEW MINUTES LATER THE PALERMO-MILAN EXPRESS, TRAVELLING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION, PLOUGHED INTO THE OTHER TRAIN.

    FIFTEEN CARRIAGES WERE DERAILED IN THE PILE UP. UNINJURED PASSENGERS JOINED POLICE AND LOCAL FARMERS IN RESCUE OPERATIONS. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED IN AN ISOLATED AREA, AWAY FROM HABITATION. A FLEET OF AMBULANCES WERE SENT FROM SURROUNDING TOWNS.

    IT WAS THE THIRD RAIL CRASH IN ITALY IN AS MANY WEEKS. THE ITALIAN TRANSPORT MINISTER VISITED THE SCENE, AND AN INQUIRY HAS BEEN ORDERED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7H1FEUYWKG2ADN8XCTTWB45NN
    Media URN:
    VLVA7H1FEUYWKG2ADN8XCTTWB45NN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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