• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LINED THE FUNERAL ROUTE OF THE 16 MEMBERS OF THE BOLIVIAN SOCCER TEAM, "THE STRONGEST", IN LA PAZ.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LINED THE FUNERAL ROUTE OF THE 16 MEMBERS OF THE BOLIVIAN SOCCER TEAM, "THE STRONGEST", IN LA PAZ. THE PLAYERS,ALONG WITH CLUB OFFICIALS DIED IN AN AIR CRASH HIGH IN THE BOLIVIAN ANDES.

    THE SOCCER PLAYERS WERE AMONG 74 CRASH VICTIMS WHO DIED ON AN INTERNAL FLIGHT 70 MILES (170 KILOMETRES) SOUTH-EAST OF LA PAZ.

    "THE STRONGEST", BOLIVIA'S LEADING SOCCER TEAM, WERE RETURNING TO LA PAZ AFTER PLAYING IN THE EASTERN CITY OF SANTA CRUZ. THE PLAYERS INCLUDED FIVE ARGENTINES AND TWO PARAGUAYANS AS WELL AS JULIO ALBERTO DIAZ, A MEMBER OF BOLIVIA'S NATIONAL SIDE.

    BOLIVIAN FOOTBALL CIRCLES WERE PLUNGED INTO MOURNING BY THE DEATH OF THE 16 PLAYERS AND FOR THE FUNERAL, APART FROM THOSE LINING THE ROADS, 15,000 PEOPLE ACCOMPANIED THE CORTEGE TO THE CEMETERY.

    IT WAS THE FIFTH MAJOR AIR DISASTER INVOLVING LEADING FOOTBALL CLUBS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACMW8SH3FB4YBO4X0FJQBQDO63
    Media URN:
    VLVACMW8SH3FB4YBO4X0FJQBQDO63
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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