• Short Summary

    AS ELEVEN VICTIMS OF THE STAMPEDE THAT KILLED 70 PEOPLE AND INJURED 142 AT A BIG SOCCER MATCH IN BUENOS AIRES WERE BURIED ON WEDNESDAY (26 JUNE) A FEDERAL JUDGE WAS LOOKING INTO THE CAUSE OF ARGENTINA'S WORST EVER SPORTING DISASTER.

  • Description

    AS ELEVEN VICTIMS OF THE STAMPEDE THAT KILLED 70 PEOPLE AND INJURED 142 AT A BIG SOCCER MATCH IN BUENOS AIRES WERE BURIED ON WEDNESDAY (26 JUNE) A FEDERAL JUDGE WAS LOOKING INTO THE CAUSE OF ARGENTINA'S WORST EVER SPORTING DISASTER.

    EYEWITNESS ARE BEING QUESTIONED BY JUDGE OSCAR HERMELLO IN AN ATTEMPT TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER TURNSTILES AT AN EXIT IN THE RIVER PLATE STADIUM, BLAMED FOR THE HUMAN AVALANCHE, WERE REMOVED BEFORE THE END OF THE GAME OR WERE LEFT IN PLACE.

    OFFICIALS AT THE 100,000-CAPACITY STADIUM, ARGENTINA'S BIGGEST, CLAIMED THE TURNSTILES AT GATE NO 12 WERE REMOVED WELL BEFORE THE END OF THE CLASSIC MATCH BETWEEN DEADLY RIVALS RIVER PLATA AND BOCA JUNIORS.

    BUT A POLICE SOURCE SAID IT WAS BELIEVED THE TURNSTILES HAD NOT BEEN REMOVED, AND EYEWITNESSES CLAIMED THAT SPECTATORS STREAMING DOWN THE STAIRS AFTER THE INCIDENT-FREE GAME WERE BLOCKED BY THE TURNSTILES AND CRUSHED BY PRESSURE FROM BEHIND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVARPB13F0U6LT256SAZMCJ6T8L
    Media URN:
    VLVARPB13F0U6LT256SAZMCJ6T8L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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