• Short Summary

    Four children were killed on Wednesday (1 August) when part of a 700-ft (210-metre) cliff collapsed and demolished four houses on the waterfront at Harbour Breton, a fishing village on the south coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

  • Description

    Four children were killed on Wednesday (1 August) when part of a 700-ft (210-metre) cliff collapsed and demolished four houses on the waterfront at Harbour Breton, a fishing village on the south coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

    The four children were all from the same family and all under 10 years old.

    The rain-soaked cliff smashed onto the four houses. Three of them were occupied and one was under construction. They were crushed by gravel and rocks, then pushed into the water. The bodies of the children were found about two hours after the slide.

    SYNOPSIS: Four children lost their lives in Newfoundland, Canada on Wednesday when thousands of tons of gravel and rocks crashed down onto their house at the little seaside village of Harbour Breton. The children were all under ten, and all from the same family. Their house was one of four completely demolished by the landslide.

    The cliff behind the houses was soaked after two days of heavy rain. It fell onto the houses, then pushed them into the sea. Three other people were injured, but not badly. A road was destroyed, powerlines torn down, and wreckage was strewn along the waterfront. The bodies of the four children were found by divers about two hours after the slide.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA82QT91ATBMTTB2THG2VCUDZKM
    Media URN:
    VLVA82QT91ATBMTTB2THG2VCUDZKM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1973
    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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