• Short Summary

    ONE OF EUROPE'S "SUPER EXPRESSES" - THE HELVETIA TRANS-EUROPEAN EXPRESS FROM BASLE TO HAMBURG CRASHED AT LAMPERTHEIM IN WEST GERMANY TODAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    ONE OF EUROPE'S "SUPER EXPRESSES" - THE HELVETIA TRANS-EUROPEAN EXPRESS FROM BASLE TO HAMBURG CRASHED AT LAMPERTHEIM IN WEST GERMANY TODAY (THURSDAY). THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED, AND 47 WERE INJURED.

    THE EXPRESS WAS TRAVELLING AT FULL-SPEED THROUGH LAMPERTHEIM STATION WHEN IT STRUCK THE LAST WAGON OF A GOODS TRAIN THAT WAS PULLING OFF THE LINE TO MAKE WAY FOR IT. THE LOCOMOTIVE AND ALL SIX COACHES HURTLED OFF THE TRACKS - AND MANY OF THE COMPARTMENTS SPLIT OPEN, LEAVING A TRAIL OF DEBRIS.

    UNITED STATES MILITARY AMBULANCE SQUADS JOINED FIREMEN, POLICE AND DOCTORS IN RESCUE WORK AMONG THE WRECKAGE. HELICOPTERS FERRIED THE INJURED TO HOSPITALS IN FRANKFURT, WHILE AMBULANCES CARRIED OTHERS TO WORMS AND DARMSTADT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA95RLZ0MGEFAVW2DN0YU2IDGY
    Media URN:
    VLVAA95RLZ0MGEFAVW2DN0YU2IDGY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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