• Short Summary

    THIRTEEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) IN THE SMALL SPANISH TOWN OF GUIJUELO - 100 MILES (160 KMS) WEST OF MADRID - WHEN A WAREHOUSE WAS BLOWN TO BITS DURING THE LOCAL FIESTA.

  • Description

    THIRTEEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) IN THE SMALL SPANISH TOWN OF GUIJUELO - 100 MILES (160 KMS) WEST OF MADRID - WHEN A WAREHOUSE WAS BLOWN TO BITS DURING THE LOCAL FIESTA.

    TROOPS, RESCUE WORKERS AND POLICE TODAY RECOVERED 10 BODIES FROM A MOUND OF STONE AND RUBBLE LEFT BY THE EXPLOSION.

    ANOTHER THREE PEOPLE, INCLUDING A 14-YEAR-OLD BOY, DIED IN HOSPITALS IN NEARBY SALAMANCA. THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED WHEN GAS IGNITED IN THE WAREHOUSE.

    SOME OF THE DEAD - RETURNING FROM A LOCAL BULLFIGHT OR CELEBRATING THE FIESTA - WERE DECAPITATED BY BLOCKS OF STONE HURLED OUT INTO THE AIR AS THE BUILDING ERUPTED. FLYING RUBBLE HIT PEOPLE SITTING IN A CAFE 30 YARDS (METERS) AWAY AND EIGHT PEOPLE WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED. A TEAM OF DOCTORS AND NURSES GAVE FIRST AID TO BETWEEN 40 AND 50 PEOPLE, WHO SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.

    THE EXPLOSION COULD HAVE BEEN HAVE BEEN SET OFF BY A FIREWORK, A LIGHTED CIGARETTE END OR AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADNGW3Z9HAGAP0319K6I1VBBX8
    Media URN:
    VLVADNGW3Z9HAGAP0319K6I1VBBX8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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