• Short Summary

    AT LEAST SIXTY-TWO PEOPLE ARE KNOWN TO HAVE DIED IN THE EXPLOSION THAT RIPPED THROUGH THE AUDIENCE AT AN ICE SHOW IN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY).

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    AT LEAST SIXTY-TWO PEOPLE ARE KNOWN TO HAVE DIED IN THE EXPLOSION THAT RIPPED THROUGH THE AUDIENCE AT AN ICE SHOW IN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY).ABOUT FOUR HUNDRED ARE IN HOSPITAL GRAVELY INJURED.

    THE BLAST OCCURRED AS THE SHOW'S ENTIRE COMPANY OF 48 SKATERS WAS ON THE ICE FOR THE GRAND FINALE.THE EXPLOSION TORE THROUGH A BOX SEAT SECTION, HURLING BODIES AND MASSES OF CONCRETE ONTO SPECTATORS SITTING FURTHER BACK IN THE GIANT STADIUM.

    ONE EYE WITNESS SAID: "BODIES FLEW THROUGH THE AIR LIKE CANNONBALLS." ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AMBULANCE, FIREMEN, AND RESCUE TEAMS WERE AT THE STADIUM.THE BUILDING WAS IN A SHAMBLES WITH FAMILIES TRYING TO REACH TRAPPED RELATIONS, INJURED CALLING FOR HELP, AND STADIUM OFFICIALS ORGANIZING THE EVACUATION OF THE REST OF THE SIX THOUSAND SPECTATORS.

    AMBULANCES WERE DRIVEN ONTO THE ICE AND RESCUE WORKERS BEGAN THE TRAGIC TASK OF DIGGING OUT THE DEAD AND INJURED FROM THE WRECKED TERRACES AND SEATS ABOVE A SNACK BAR FROM WHERE IT IS BELIEVED THE BLAST ORIGINATED.IT IS THOUGHT A GAS LEAK WAS THE CAUSE.THE WORK OF BRINGING OUT THE BODIES CONTINUED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT....

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    Film ID:
    VLVACS9TQOH9SE1JJGUNZ0YW68QLD
    Media URN:
    VLVACS9TQOH9SE1JJGUNZ0YW68QLD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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