• Short Summary

    THE BODIES OF HOST OF THE 23 CHILDREN WHO DIED ON WEDNESDAY (28 JANUARY) WHEN A TRAIN AND A SCHOOL BUS COLLIDED AT RAILWAY LEVEL CROSSING NEAR JOHANNESBURG HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

  • Description

    THE BODIES OF HOST OF THE 23 CHILDREN WHO DIED ON WEDNESDAY (28 JANUARY) WHEN A TRAIN AND A SCHOOL BUS COLLIDED AT RAILWAY LEVEL CROSSING NEAR JOHANNESBURG HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

    SEVENTEEN YOUNGSTERS WERE KILLED OUTRIGHT IN THE ACCIDENT AT HENLY-ON-KLIP ABOUT 20 MILES (32 KMS) SOUTH OF JOHANNESBURG AND THE REMAINDER DIED IN HOSPITAL.

    EYE-WITNESSES SAID THE BUS - CARRYING 60 WHITE CHILDREN HOME FROM SCHOOL - STALLED AT THE LEVEL CROSSING AS A TWO-COACH ELECTRIC MAIL TRAIN THUNDERED TOWARDS IT.

    THE FORCE OF IMPACT CARRIED THE BUS SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS ALONG THE TRACK. HYSTERICAL CHILDREN RAN SCREAMING FROM THE WRECKAGE. IT WAS THE WORST LEVEL CROSSING TRAGEDY IN SOUTH AFRICA'S HISTORY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEDQJR30UOP7MZMBOX4XTHM3VV
    Media URN:
    VLVAEDQJR30UOP7MZMBOX4XTHM3VV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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