• Short Summary

    TWO OIL TANKS CONTINUED TO ??? TONIGHT (SATURDAY) AT THE GIANT SHELL OIL REFINERY IN?

  • Description


    PALL OF SMOKE AND FLAMES; ENGINE TO FIRE: FIREMEN WITH HOSES; WRECKAGE; DAMAGED VEHICLES; DEBRIS IN SMOKE.




    Initials IF/V/BHH/BB


    EDITORS: THIS STORY CAN BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH PRODUCTION NUMBER 0656/68: "HOLLAND: HUGE FIRE SWEEPS THROUGH OIL REFINERY AT ROTTERDAM" -- SERVICED 20 JANUARY 1968.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TWO OIL TANKS CONTINUED TO ??? TONIGHT (SATURDAY) AT THE GIANT SHELL OIL REFINERY IN ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND. HOWEVER, LATEST REPORTS INDICATE THAT THE FIRES WHICH FOLLOWED A HUGE EXPLOSION EARLY TODAY ARE UNDER CONTROL, LEAVING BEHIND SOME GBP51/2 MILLION STERLING DAMAGE.

    82 PEOPLE ARE NOW REPORTED INJURED, AND TWO PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THE BLAST WHICH COMPLETELY WIPED OUT AN AREA OF 40,000 SQUARE YARDS (250 BY 250 METRES). AS THE FIREMEN FOUGHT TO BRING THE FLAMES UNDER CONTROL, THE HEART OF THE REFINERY WAS SAID TO REASSEMBLE A BOMBSITE OF SMASHED TANKS AND TWISTED PIPELINES.

    FIREMEN MAINTAIN CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE OF THE TWO TANKS, WHICH WILL BE ALLOWED TO BURN THEMSELVES OUT. BUT THERE IS NOW LITTLE DANGER OF IT SPREADING TO NEIGHBOURING PLANTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA3WMBG0EIM14W3WOZFE8UDAMW
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3WMBG0EIM14W3WOZFE8UDAMW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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