• Short Summary

    AN EXPLOSION AT A PRINTING INK FACTORY IN BRUSSELS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) KILLED AT LEAST SIX WORKERS, INJURED 50, AND SENT A FOUR-STOREY BUILDING CRASHING IN FLAMES.

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    AN EXPLOSION AT A PRINTING INK FACTORY IN BRUSSELS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) KILLED AT LEAST SIX WORKERS, INJURED 50, AND SENT A FOUR-STOREY BUILDING CRASHING IN FLAMES.

    BRUSSELS RADIO BROADCAST AN APPEAL TO ALL FIREMEN ON LEAVE TO RETURN TO FIGHT THE BLAZE. EIGHT HOURS AFTER THE EXPLOSION THEY WERE STILL POURING THOUSANDS GALLONS OF WATER INTO THE SMOKING WRECKAGE.

    RESCUERS RECOVERED THREE BODIES FROM THE RUINS. A FACTORY OFFICIAL SAID AT LEAST THREE MORE WERE TRAPPED IN THE DEBRIS. TWENTY OF THE INJURED WERE DETAINED IN HOSPITAL, 15 OF THEM SERIOUSLY HURT.

    AFTER THE BLAST A CLOUD OF THICK BLACK SMOKE MUSHROOMED OVER BRUSSELS. TEACHERS AT A NEARBY SCHOOL RUSHED 500 CHILDREN TO THE CELLAR AFTER THE BLAST SMASHED THE SCHOOL WINDOWS. NO CHILDREN WERE HURT BUT THERE WAS FEAR OF FURTHER EXPLOSIONS FROM THE FACTORY'S STOCKS OF PETROL AND OTHER INFLAMMABLE MATERIALS. TWO HOURS LATER THE CHILDREN WERE EVACUATED.

    THE CAUSE OF THE BLAST WAS NOT IMMEDIATELY KNOWN. TWO HUNDRED PEOPLE WORK AT THE FACTORY. "IT WAS A MIRACLE THAT MORE PEOPLE WERE NOT BURIED", A FACTORY OFFICIAL SAID.

    PRINCE ALBERT OF LIEGE, KING BAUDOUIN'S YOUNGER BROTHER, WHO IS PRESIDENT OF THE BELGIAN RED CROSS, WENT TO THE SCENE. AN EMERGENCY RED CROSS AID POST WAS SET UP DURING RESCUE WORK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAHL6EVM4XHFOXCDAZX3D86129
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHL6EVM4XHFOXCDAZX3D86129
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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