• Short Summary

    Security Police and Railway Police have launched an intensive investigation into this morning's explosion on the railway line between the South West African towns of KARIBIB and KRANSBERG.

  • Description

    Security Police and Railway Police have launched an intensive investigation into this morning's explosion on the railway line between the South West African towns of KARIBIB and KRANSBERG. A diesel locomotive, a parcel van and several goods truck were derailed, but no one was injured. The explosion occurred about 20 meters in front of the locomotive and although the driver applied the emergency brakes, the train's momentum carried part of it over the damaged section of line. Ten passenger coaches carrying schoolchildren came to a standstill within metres of a damaged low-water bridge. Last month about 50 Kilograms of Russian-made plastic explosives were used in an unsuccessful attempt to blow up a road bridge near Keetmanshoop.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAANTQPXEH5UX2U3I0KPH946NRD
    Media URN:
    VLVAANTQPXEH5UX2U3I0KPH946NRD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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