• Short Summary

    THE EXPLOSION OF A BLASTING POWDER DEPOT AT A COAL MINE ON THE MAIN ROAD FROM CHARLEROI TO MONS THIS MORNING (FRIDAY) RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD DAMAGE AT THE MINE AND IN THE SURROUNDING AREA.

  • Description

    THE EXPLOSION OF A BLASTING POWDER DEPOT AT A COAL MINE ON THE MAIN ROAD FROM CHARLEROI TO MONS THIS MORNING (FRIDAY) RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD DAMAGE AT THE MINE AND IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. THE CAUSE OF THE BLAST IS NOT YET KNOWN.

    ABOUT 400 POUNDS OF THE BLASTING POWDER EXPLODED, DAMAGING ALMOST EVERYTHING FOR A RADIUS OF 500 YARDS (500 M). WINDOWS IN NEARBY HOUSES WERE SHATTERED AND CARS WERE DAMAGED IN THE BLAST. IN ADDITION, SEVERAL ROOFS COLLAPSED. DAMAGED IS EXPECTED TO RUN INTO MILLIONS OF BELGIAN FRANCS.

    THERE WERE SEVERAL CASUALTIES AMONG THE LOCAL POPULATION, BUT NONE WERE SERIOUSLY HURT.

    THE 500 MINERS INSIDE THE MINE AT THE TIME OF THE EXPLOSION WERE UNHURT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB72CNERB583HN8049O6ATG6FQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAB72CNERB583HN8049O6ATG6FQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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