• Short Summary

    Seventy-eight persons were killed or are missing, and more than 1,000 were injured when a series of explosions ripped apart the Toyo Chemical Plant in Yokohama, Japan, November 20.

  • Description

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    GV PAN Nearby factory damaged.
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    2.
    SV Ditto PAN down shattered windows.
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    3.
    LV Wrecked house.
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    4.
    SV PAN Down ditto.
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    5.
    LV Another wrecked house.
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    6.
    SV PAN Injured man - bandaged.
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    CU PAN Down ditto.
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    8.
    TV PAN Wrecked auto plant.
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    9.
    SV Ditto.
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    10.
    Wrecked powder plant.
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    11.
    SV PAN Down ditto.
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    12.
    LV Police officials at scene of blast.
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    SV Ditto.
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    14.
    LV Students at protest meeting.
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    15.
    SV Ditto.
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    16.
    SV Ditto with placard.
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    17.
    SV Students applaud.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Seventy-eight persons were killed or are missing, and more than 1,000 were injured when a series of explosions ripped apart the Toyo Chemical Plant in Yokohama, Japan, November 20.

    The first explosion occurred when men were filling explosive charges. A small detonation was quickly followed by a giant explosion that destroyed the whole hundred yard square plant.

    Surrounding houses were devastated, and minor damage was spread over a wide area. Pupils at a primary school were injured by flying glass, and passengers in a passing train were severely shaken. An eye-witness said it reminded him of war time air raid damage.

    Students of Yokohama Municipal University afterwards held a rally at the town hall in protest against the factory's re-establishment.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1AY5DHV1C5EC1664XW467EITM
    Media URN:
    VLVA1AY5DHV1C5EC1664XW467EITM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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