• Short Summary

    THE DEATH TOLL ROSE TO 18 (eighteen) TODAY IN THE EXPLOSION, WHICH FOLLOWED THE DERAILMENT NEAR MELDRIM, GEORGIA, OF A 124-CAR (one-hundred and twenty-four--Car) FREIGHT TRAIN OF THE SEABOARD AIRLINE.

  • Description


    LS -- FIRE AT NIGHT



    CU -- TRESTLE BURNING AT NIGHT



    MAN LOOKING ON



    CU - FIRE



    LS - "THE SALVATION ARMY" SERVING FOOD



    MEN LOOKING ON AT FIRE



    2 SHOTS -- FIRE




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE DEATH TOLL ROSE TO 18 (eighteen) TODAY IN THE EXPLOSION, WHICH FOLLOWED THE DERAILMENT NEAR MELDRIM, GEORGIA, OF A 124-CAR (one-hundred and twenty-four--Car) FREIGHT TRAIN OF THE SEABOARD AIRLINE. NINE OF THE MORE THAN A SCORE, WHO WERE INJURED, ARE STILL IN GRAVE CONDITION.

    TWELVE HOURS AFTER THE SUNDAY AFTERNOON DISASTER ... FLAMES STILL WERE VISIBLE ... EATING AWAY AT THE TRESTLE ... AND AT TREES SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS FROM THE RIVER.

    AS THE NIGHT WORE ON ... RESCUE WORKERS CONTINUED THE SEARCH FOR VICTIMS.

    THE TOLL MIGHT HAVE BEEN HIGHER HAD NOT THE CONDUCTOR OF THE TRAIN SHOUTED WARNINGS WHEN HE SAW THE BUTANE GAS ESCAPING.

    SO FAR ... THERE HAS BEEN NO EXPLANATION OF THE DERAILMENT OF THE TRAIN BOUND FROM MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA TO SAVANNAH ... ONLY 18 (eighteen) MILES FROM MELDRIM.

    THE CORONER SAYSHE WAS TOLD SEVERAL PERSONS ARE STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAH7T1JQF09DQBXYVN3F7D3AYC
    Media URN:
    VLVAH7T1JQF09DQBXYVN3F7D3AYC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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