• Short Summary

    At Haderalev in South Jutland, Denmark to day, 10th July, Visnews cameras filmed the search for missing victims of the pleasure boat disaster is which 56 people lost their lives on 8th July.

  • Description

    At Haderalev in South Jutland, Denmark to day, 10th July, Visnews cameras filmed the search for missing victims of the pleasure boat disaster is which 56 people lost their lives on 8th July.

    The disaster was caused by an explosion stated to have occurred when the owner of the boat was trying to rectify the fuel supply. Blazing petrol was sprayed over some of the passengers who, in flames, jumped overboard. The boat was only a short distance from the shore but, in their panic, some of the victims tried to swim the 300 metres yards (270 metres) to the opposite shore and were drowned. Others were trapped in the deep an at the bottom of the lake, from which some bodies have since been recovered by frogman.

    Dr. Hackkerup, the Danish Minister of Justice, arrived in Haderslov yesterday, 9th July, to inquire into the disaster.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8SU1K2NXQ44CHPY3LKQNVV2DS
    Media URN:
    VLVA8SU1K2NXQ44CHPY3LKQNVV2DS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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