• Short Summary

    TWENTY PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 13 INJURED LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) WHEN A CROWDED PASSENGER TRAIN CRASHED INTO A GOODS TRAIN SOME 13 MILES (ABOUT 20 KMS) WEST OF LISBON.

  • Description

    TWENTY PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 13 INJURED LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) WHEN A CROWDED PASSENGER TRAIN CRASHED INTO A GOODS TRAIN SOME 13 MILES (ABOUT 20 KMS) WEST OF LISBON.

    A PORTUGUESE POLICE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE GOODS TRAIN WAS ALREADY MOVING ALONG THE TRACK AS THE PASSENGER TRAIN CAME DOWN THE SAME TRACK AND THE TWO TRAINS COLLIDED. THE FORCE OF THE IMPACT WAS SO GREAT THAT THE GOODS TRAIN ENGINE AND THE ELECTRIC PASSENGER TRAIN'S FIST CARRIAGE WERE A TANGLE OF TWISTED METAL. THE DRIVERS OF BOTH TRAINS WERE AMONGST THE DEAD.

    THE PASSENGER TRAIN WAS PACKED WITH CITY WORKERS ON THEIR WAY HOME WHEN THE CRASH OCCURRED BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF MEM MARTIN AND THE HISTORIC TOWN OF SINTRA. THIS WAS THE SECOND BIG TRAIN CRASH IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN THREE DAYS. THE PARIS-LISBON EXPRESS COLLIDED WITH A GOODS TRAIN IN SPAIN ON SATURDAY KILLING 30 PEOPLE AND INJURING 79

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7T45H87QGIWDCG18UZJSICOIE
    Media URN:
    VLVA7T45H87QGIWDCG18UZJSICOIE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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