• Short Summary

    YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 22 INJURED WHEN AN EXPLOSION OCCURRED IN A FRENCH PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY.

  • Description

    YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 22 INJURED WHEN AN EXPLOSION OCCURRED IN A FRENCH PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY.

    THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED AT MELUN, NEAR PARIS, IN THE MORNING. THE BLAST SHOOK THE TOWN, WRECKED SEVERAL WORKSHOPS, AND CAUSED INJURY AND DAMAGE TO HOUSES SURROUNDING THE FACTORY.

    SOME 240 PEOPLE WERE WORKING IN THE FACTORY WHEN THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED. IT WAS REPORTED TO HAVE STEMMED FROM A WORKSHOP WHERE A MIXTURE CONTAINING POTASSIUM CHLORATE IGNITED. FLAMES QUICKLY SPREAD THROUGH THE BUILDING.

    FIREMEN WERE FIRST ON THE SCENE QUICKLY JOINED BY POLICE AND TROOPS. IT TOOK TWO HOURS BEFORE THE BLAZE HAS BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL.

    THERE IS TO BE A FULL INQUIRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABRA63ZIDJOTO2PS2LKTFOB93X
    Media URN:
    VLVABRA63ZIDJOTO2PS2LKTFOB93X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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