• Short Summary

    Several hundred mourners crowded into a gymnasium in the north Paris suburb of Argenteuil on Monday (27 December), to pay their last respects at the mass funeral of those who died in the gas explosion which devastated a local multistorey block of flats.

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    GV Ext. building
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    GV Int. coffins with wreaths in front and mourners seated in chairs
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    SV Int. and Ext. coffins carried out (2 shots)
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    SV PAN vehicle with wreaths precedes first vehicle in cortege away from building
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    Background: Several hundred mourners crowded into a gymnasium in the north Paris suburb of Argenteuil on Monday (27 December), to pay their last respects at the mass funeral of those who died in the gas explosion which devastated a local multistorey block of flats.

    Fourteen people were killed and more than 40 seriously injured in the explosion, which happened on December 21.

    SYNOPSIS: Several hundred mourners crowded into a gymnasium in the north paris suburb of Argenteuil on Monday to pay their last respects to the victims of the gas explosion that destroyed a local multi-storey block of flats last week.

    Fourteen people were killed and more than 40 seriously injured in the explosion. A long silent procession accompanied the funeral hearses to a cemetery two kilometres (1.4 miles) away from the gymnasium, in which the coffins had lain draped in a red flag.

    The coffins of two firemen who died fighting the blaze which followed the explosion were draped with French flags and bore posthumously-awarded medals. Only members of the victims' families were allowed to attend the burial ceremonies.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAV7U8BYZ82D72OZSO4G89V3OM
    Media URN:
    VLVAAV7U8BYZ82D72OZSO4G89V3OM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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