• Short Summary

    THE WEST BENGAL GOVERNMENT IS EXPECTED TO ORDER AN INQUIRY INTO THE CAUSES OF THURSDAY'S MAIL DERAILMENT NEAR SALSALABARI, WEST BENGAL.

  • Description

    THE WEST BENGAL GOVERNMENT IS EXPECTED TO ORDER AN INQUIRY INTO THE CAUSES OF THURSDAY'S MAIL DERAILMENT NEAR SALSALABARI, WEST BENGAL. AT LEAST 16 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 50 WERE INJURED IN THE DERAILMENT, THE SECOND ACCIDENT ON THE SAME RAILWAY WITHIN SIX WEEKS.

    THE ENGINE AND THE FIRST 12 COACHES OF THE TRAIN DERAILED EARLY ON THURSDAY MORNING. SEVEN COACHES WERE FLUNG INTO FIELDS BESIDE THE TRACK, AND THE RESTAURANT CAR CAUGHT FIRE AND WAS REDUCED TO ASHES.

    MOST OF THE DEAD WERE SOLDIERS, TRAVELLING IN A GROUP ON THE TRAIN. DURING THE RESCUE OPERATIONS RECORDED IN THIS FILM, TWO MORE BODIES WERE RECOVERED.

    IT WAS THOUGHT THERE MAY BE SEVERAL MORE BODIES UNDER THE DEBRIS, AND LOCAL CLAIMED THE OFFICIAL TOTAL OF 16 WAS HEAVILY UNDERESTIMATED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC80TC608LZG1ZR7VRXJQB2EPS
    Media URN:
    VLVAC80TC608LZG1ZR7VRXJQB2EPS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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