• Short Summary

    THIRTY PEOPLE DIED WHEN FLAMES ENGULFED THREE COACHES OF TRAIN NEAR SARAGOSSA, SPAIN YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).?

  • Description

    THIRTY PEOPLE DIED WHEN FLAMES ENGULFED THREE COACHES OF TRAIN NEAR SARAGOSSA, SPAIN YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE HAS NOT BEEN ESTABLISHED.

    THE TRAIN WAS TRAVELLING FROM MADRID TO BARCELONA, AND THE FIRE BROKE OUT WHEN 17 WAS ABOUT 27 KMS (16 MILES) FROM SARAGOSSA. THE FLAMES SPREAD RAPIDLY, FANNED BY THE MOVEMENT OF THE TRAIN. THREE WOODEN CARRIAGES WERE ABLAZE BEOFE THE TRAIN COULD BE STOPPED.

    MANY OF THE PASSENGERS, THEIR CLOTHES IN FLAMES, LEAPT FROM THE MOVING TRAIN. THIRTY THREE PEOPLE WERE INJURED.

    RESCUE WORKERS, SEARCHING THROUGH THE CHARRED WRECKAGE, FOUND 27 OF THE BODIES INSIDE THE REMAINS OF THE TRAIN. ANOTHER THREE WERE FOUND ALONGSIDE THE TRACKS.

    THIS WAS ONE OF THE MOST SERIOUS ACCIDENTS IN SPANISH RAILWAY HISTORY...

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    Film ID:
    VLVADI6MAM7IDH17BC8TYFU96I6K0
    Media URN:
    VLVADI6MAM7IDH17BC8TYFU96I6K0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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