• Short Summary

    The grim task of locating the bodies of the twelve additional school children lost in a bus tragedy near Prestonsburg, Kentucky, last Friday, got underway this morning following yesterdays recovery of the vehicle that carried 26 boys and girls and their driver to death in a branch of the Big Sandy River.

  • Description

    The grim task of locating the bodies of the twelve additional school children lost in a bus tragedy near Prestonsburg, Kentucky, last Friday, got underway this morning following yesterdays recovery of the vehicle that carried 26 boys and girls and their driver to death in a branch of the Big Sandy River. No mass burial is planned for the 15 victims recovered yesterday.. But news has come from the Floyd Country Community that a Prestonsburg school disaster committee has been set up to collect funds for the families of the victims.

    The loaded school bus, which struck two vehicles on the highway and then plunged down a 50 foot embankment, was pulled from the rain-swollen river yesterday by coastguardsmen and other helpers. Then began the task of removing the bodies of its youthful victims. National Guards kept thousands of curious onlookers and families and friends of the victims away from the scene of operations. The rear door of the bus, through which 13 pupils escaped, was still open.

    All boats and nets were called into service to find the remaining bodies.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA82PZWWL444PE00MMQ1WZV5QAR
    Media URN:
    VLVA82PZWWL444PE00MMQ1WZV5QAR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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