• Short Summary

    Eight persons are dead and 34 injured in a spectacular fire which swept a 21 story commercial building in downtown Rio on Friday (28 June).

  • Description

    Eight persons are dead and 34 injured in a spectacular fire which swept a 21 story commercial building in downtown Rio on Friday (28 June).The blaze apparently started when a short-circuit in a seventh-floor motion picture laboratory ignited some nearby film.The blaze spread rapidly and the upper stories of the building were isolated.Six persons died when they jumped or fell from upper stories of the building in a desperate attempt to escape the flames.Many others escaped by breaking through into an adjoining hotel.Still others (about 60) were evacuated from the roof by Brazilian Army helicopters.A water shortage hampered efforts to put the blaze out at first.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA39VKOYVYXTX91GTUO8M691BM
    Media URN:
    VLVAA39VKOYVYXTX91GTUO8M691BM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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