• Short Summary

    POLICE ARE INQUIRING INTO THE SOUTH KOREA FERRY BOAT DISASTER WHICH CLAIMED 49 LIVES, INCLUDING 36 CHILDREN.

  • Description

    POLICE ARE INQUIRING INTO THE SOUTH KOREA FERRY BOAT DISASTER WHICH CLAIMED 49 LIVES, INCLUDING 36 CHILDREN.POLICE SAID THE FERRY, WHICH WAS CARRYING 137 PEOPLE AT THE TIME, SAD SEATING CAPACITY FOR ONLY 78.

    FILM SHOWS SCENES WHERE THE TRAGEDY HAPPENED, THE BLANKET-COVERED BODIES OF THOSE DROWNED, A BODY BEING PLACED INTO A COFFIN AND GRIEF-STRICKEN RELATIVES.

    THE DISASTER OCCURRED ON WEDNESDAY IN THE UPPER HAN RIVER, 50 MILES (80 KILOMETRES) SOUTH-EAST OF SEOUL.THE FLAT-BOTTOMED FERRY WAS BRINGING HOME 103 SCHOOLCHILDREN - MOSTLY AGED ABOUT 12 - 25 OLDER FRIENDS AND NINE TEACHERS AFTER A PICNIC AND A VISIT TO A BUDDHIST TEMPLE.

    POLICE SAID SHE BEGAN TO TURN OVER AT A POINT 30 FEET (10 METRES) FROM THE RIVER BANK.THE PASSENGER BEGAN JUMPING INTO THE RIVER.THOSE WHO COULD SWIM HELPED NON-SWIMMERS, WHILE SEVERAL PEOPLE ON THE BANK DIVED IN TO HELP.

    THE DEAD WERE CONFIRMED AS 38 CHILDREN, TEN OF THEIR FRIENDS AND THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL.OF THE 87 PEOPLE SAVED, FIVE WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA86JOQHJ0GGGUIB6J51TOO506S
    Media URN:
    VLVA86JOQHJ0GGGUIB6J51TOO506S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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