• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF RESCUE WORKERS IN SPAIN SPENT MANY HOURS ON SATURDAY ATTEMPTING TO CLEAR FLOODWATER LET LOOSE WHEN A FLOODGATE AT AN UNCOMPLETED HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLANT COLLAPSED.

  • Description

    HUNDREDS OF RESCUE WORKERS IN SPAIN SPENT MANY HOURS ON SATURDAY ATTEMPTING TO CLEAR FLOODWATER LET LOOSE WHEN A FLOODGATE AT AN UNCOMPLETED HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLANT COLLAPSED. IT IS NOT KNOWN HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED IN THE FLOOD BUT AT LEAST FIFTEEN MEN, WORKING IN THE TURBINE ROOM AT THE TIME OF THE DISASTER, ARE UNACCOUNTED FOR.

    THE HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLANT IS BEING BUILT BY AT THE TORREJON RESERVOIR IN WESTERN SPAIN. IT IS PART OF A GIANT HYDRO-ELECTRIC SCHEME TO HARNESS THE WATERS OF THE RIVER TAGUS.

    THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED ON FRIDAY MORNING -- BUT LATE ON SATURDAY THE SITUATION AT THE SITE WAS STILL CONFUSED. THE VALLEY WAS LITTERED WITH DEBRIS FROM PARTS OF THE STATION WRENCHED LOOSE BY THE SURGING WATER. A TUNNEL, TO BE USED IN CARRYING WATER TO THE GIANT TURBINES WAS BADLY DAMAGED BY THE FLOODWATER.

    VILLAGES NEAR THE DAM ARE BEING CHECKED SO THAT POLICE CAN DISCOVER HOW MANY MEN ARE MISSING. SPANISH NEWS AGENCIES ESTIMATE BETWEEN 15 AND 20 DEAD IN THE DISASTER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADCB03J50Q08J9IYTQX82B00KB
    Media URN:
    VLVADCB03J50Q08J9IYTQX82B00KB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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