• Short Summary

    ABOUT 200 PEOPLE WERE INJURED WHEN A STAND PACKED WITH SPECTATORS WATCHING THE TRADITIONAL STAMPEDE OF THE BULLS BEFORE A BULLFIGHT, BUCKLED AND CRASHED TO THE GROUND AT MOITA, A VILLAGE SOUTH OF LISBON YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    ABOUT 200 PEOPLE WERE INJURED WHEN A STAND PACKED WITH SPECTATORS WATCHING THE TRADITIONAL STAMPEDE OF THE BULLS BEFORE A BULLFIGHT, BUCKLED AND CRASHED TO THE GROUND AT MOITA, A VILLAGE SOUTH OF LISBON YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

    AMBULANCES RUSHED THE CASUALTIES TO NEARBY HOSPITALS WHERE SPOKESMAN SAID AT LEAST 60 HAD BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED WITH HEAD, ARM AND LEG FRACTURES. SIX, INCLUDING A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL, WERE TREATED FOR SPINAL INJURIES.

    THE BULLFIGHT, IN THE BUNTING-FESTOONED VILLAGE ON THE SOUTHERN BANK OF THE RIVER TAGUS ESTUARY ACROSS FROM LISBON, WAS TO CELEBRATE THE ANNUAL FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GOOD VOYAGE.

    IN THE PANIC FOLLOWING THE COLLAPSE OF THE STAND A SECOND STAND BUCKLED INJURING NINE MORE PEOPLE.

    DESPITE THE TRAGEDY THE FESTIVITIES CONTINUED AND ANOTHER BULLFIGHT WAS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY (TUESDAY).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD9EHRJRTMY153EBFOKSCS9OK1
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9EHRJRTMY153EBFOKSCS9OK1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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