Funeral of the victims of Bitter Heart mine disaster.
SV. Rescue worker having equipment fixed to him. SV. Towards and past, King Baudouin of Belgium with another man strolling along at top of cliff. CU. Rescue worker with mask and goggles on. SV. The King walking along looking sad as rescue workers go by. LV. People standing on a hillside overlooking a mine. SV. Pan, a dead body being brought out on a stretcher. SV. The body on a stretcher going away . SV. Another body being taken away on stretcher SV. Mine rescue workers having come up from pit. SV. Sad miner (or rescue worker) walking towards and past. GV. Exterior, funeral service in progress. SV. Coffins lined up with churchmen walking alongside them. LV. Shot over the top of coffins showing crowd looking on. SCU. Group of miners watching, looking very sad. SV. Towards, a coffin being carried to its resting place. SCU. Police saluting. SV. Pan, another coffin carried by miners. GV. Street with people carrying large wreaths and the miners in foreground carrying coffin flanked by other miners with wreaths. SV. Top shot, coffin with a flag over it being carried along by miners. SCU. Towards, coffin being carried. SCU. Policeman saluting as they go by. SV. A coffin covered with flag carried by miners looking very grim. GV. Back shot as the procession goes on down street.
Note: the mine was known as the Bitter Heart mine.
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