• Short Summary

    A SEVERE INDUSTRIAL FIRE SWEPT AWAY FIVE FACTORIES IN CARACAS ESTIMATED TO BE WORTH MORE THAN GBP7,000,000.

  • Description

    A SEVERE INDUSTRIAL FIRE SWEPT AWAY FIVE FACTORIES IN CARACAS ESTIMATED TO BE WORTH MORE THAN GBP7,000,000.

    THE FIRE BEGAN IN THE MONTANA PAINT COMPANY CHEMICAL FACTORY AND SPREAD RAPIDLY. ONE THOUSAND FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO BATTLE THE BLAZE AND MANY OF THEM WERE OVERCOME BY SMOKE. ALL OFF DUTY POLICEMEN WERE CALLED TO HELP. FLAMES SHOT 200 FEET IN THE AIR AND HUGE CLOUDS OF SMOKE COVERED THE AREA.

    THE FIREMEN WERE HAMPERED BY LOW WATER PRESSURE. THE BLAZE WAS BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL AFTER FIVE HOURS. VENEZUELA'S PRESIDENT LEONI TERMED THE DAMAGE A HARD BLOW TO THE NATIONAL ECONOMY AND ORDERED A FULL INVESTIGATION. ABOUT 600 WORKERS WERE MADE JOBLESS.

    HOLD-UP MEN TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE CONFUSION TO ROB A SUPERMARKET OF 11-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND CAR THIEVES MADE OFF WITH ELEVEN CARS DURING EXCITEMENT. NATIONAL GUARDSMEN WERE RUSHED IN TO STOP THE LOOTING AND PROTECT PROPERTY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9BUWYPE4DX72ZBWAF2GXO29TL
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BUWYPE4DX72ZBWAF2GXO29TL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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