• Short Summary

    Rescue teams on Wednesday (1 November) were still searching for bodies in the wreckage of a passenger train which was in collision with a goods train on Tuesday south of Eskieehir, in Turkey, killing at least thirty people.

  • Description

    Rescue teams on Wednesday (1 November) were still searching for bodies in the wreckage of a passenger train which was in collision with a goods train on Tuesday south of Eskieehir, in Turkey, killing at least thirty people.

    It was described as Turkey's worst rail disaster.

    The accident occurred about 29 kms (19 m) south of Eskicehir on the main line between Istanbul and the Mediterranean coast.

    A fierce fire broke out after the crash and some of the passengers were burned to death.

    SYNOPSIS: This is the wreckage of a passenger train in which at least thirty people died and scores more were injured on Tuesday in Turkey. The passenger train and a goods collided near Eskieehir, on the main line from Istanbul to the Mediterranean.

    It was described as the worst rail crash in Turkey's history...the previous record being twenty dead in a disaster in nineteen-fifty-four.

    The crash was followed by a fire which hampered rescuers.

    Many of the passengers who died were trapped in the blazing coaches.

    It's thought the fire may have been started by an explosion in the fuel tanks of the passenger train's diesel locomotive.

    Turkish authorities have already started an inquiry into the disaster and there are fears that many of the injured will not survive.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6PENQ7OMMVJZ6R6HEWO6AU3M
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6PENQ7OMMVJZ6R6HEWO6AU3M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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