• Short Summary

    THE 11 GERMAN MINERS RESCUED THIS WEEK AFTER BEING TRAPPED UNDERGROUND FOR 14 DAYS IN THE LENGEDE PIT DISASTER ARE IN GOOD SHAPE AND WELL ON THE WAY TO RECOVERY.

  • Description

    THE 11 GERMAN MINERS RESCUED THIS WEEK AFTER BEING TRAPPED UNDERGROUND FOR 14 DAYS IN THE LENGEDE PIT DISASTER ARE IN GOOD SHAPE AND WELL ON THE WAY TO RECOVERY.THEY'RE EXPECTED TO LEAVE HOSPITAL IN ABOUT A FORTNIGHT.

    THE MEN ALL HAVE BACK INJURIES CAUSED BY FALLING ROCK AND THEIR HANDS ARE SCARRED AND TORN - BUT NONE OF THEIR INJURIES IS SERIOUS.THOUGH EACH OF THEM LOST ABOUT 10 LBS (4 1/2 KILOS) WEIGHT DURING THEIR ORDEAL, THEIR CONDITION REMAINS GOOD.

    THE MINER'S WARD AT LEBENSTE DT HOSPITAL IS CRAMMED WITH FLORAL TRIEUTES AND GOODWILL MESSAGES FROM MANY COUNTRIES.THEY ARE FILMED HERE WITH THEIR WIVES, CHILDREN AND RELATIVES AT THEIR BEDSIDE.

    REPORTS SAY THE MEN HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR INTENTION TO RETURN TO WORK IN THE PIT AGAIN WHEN THEY'RE FIT.LENGEDE MINE OFFICIALS ARE GRANTING THE MEN A 40-DAY ALL-EXPENSES-PAID HOLIDAY WITH THEIR FAMILIES.OFFERS OF FREE VACATIONS HAVE POURED IN FROM ALL OVER GERMANY.

    MEANWHILE, THE GIANT DRILL THAT BORED AN ESCAPE SHAFT THEIR PITCH-BLACK PIT-CAVE 200 FT (60 METERS) UNDERGROUND, IS BEING DISMANTLED.MINE OFFICIALS SAY THE BODIES OF THE 29 MINERS STILL MISSING AND GIVEN UP FOR DEAD WILL BE RECOVERED EXCEPT WHERE THIS WOULD MEAN GRAVE DANGER FOR SEARCH SQUADS.

    THE MINE IS EXPECTED TO RESUME IRON ORE PRODUCTION IN ABOUT FOUR MONTHS - THE TIME IT'LL TAKE TO CLEAR THE PIT OF FLOOD WATER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAEQUN7A4I5DFC3AD3QWEKOVU0
    Media URN:
    VLVAAEQUN7A4I5DFC3AD3QWEKOVU0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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