• Short Summary

    Five people were killed and fifty injured - two critically - in yesterday's rail crash near Eindhoven, Holland.

  • Description

    Five people were killed and fifty injured - two critically - in yesterday's rail crash near Eindhoven, Holland. Two electric trains, one the Eindhoven-Amsterdam Express, crowded with holiday-makers collided head-on and some of the coaches were thrown into a ditch beside the track.

    The express was moving at less than 10mph at the time of the accident but the other train, the Amsterdam-Maastrich, was travelling at almost 80.

    The accident occurred at a point where the express normally switches to the centre-track of the line. Among the first on the scene of the accident were rescue teams from a nearby military camp. Doctors and ambulances were quickly summoned from air bases in the vicinity.

    Rescuers worked for several hours cutting through the wreckage to free trapped passengers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8E55LFK7GYXJNQGDDJ9PKSM2D
    Media URN:
    VLVA8E55LFK7GYXJNQGDDJ9PKSM2D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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