• Short Summary

    A DAY TRIP TO THE SEASIDE ENDED IN TRAGEDY IN LONDON THIS MORNING (SATURDAY) WHEN CRANE COLLAPSED ONTO A COACH KILLING SEVEN PASSENGERS AND INJURING 27.

  • Description

    1.
    GVT PAN SCENE OF ACCIDENT SHOWING BROKEN CRANE AND SMASHED COACH
    0.09

    2.
    GV ANOTHER ANGLE BROKEN JIB ON COACH
    0.20

    3.
    SV FRONT OF COACH TO SMASHED REAR
    0.29

    4.
    SV PAN ALONG JID TO DAMAGE
    0.45

    5.
    CU JIB RULLEY, PAN ALONG COACH INTERIOR DAMAGE.
    1.05

    6.
    SV WRECKED INTERIOR.
    1.08

    7.
    GVT SCENE OF ACCIDENT.
    1.14



    Initials PC/V/JF/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A DAY TRIP TO THE SEASIDE ENDED IN TRAGEDY IN LONDON THIS MORNING (SATURDAY) WHEN CRANE COLLAPSED ONTO A COACH KILLING SEVEN PASSENGERS AND INJURING 27.

    THE CRASH COMPLETELY BLOCKED LONDON'S BUSY NORTH CIRCULAR ROAD. MANY OF THE DEAD AND INJURED WERE TRAPPED IN THE TWISTED WRECKAGE.

    THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED WHEN THE JIB OF A CRANE BEING USED ON ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORK FELL ONTO THE COACH, CRUSHING THE REAR PART.

    FIRE TENDERS AND OVER A DOZEN AMBULANCES RUSHED TO THE SCENE. OTHER CRANES LIFTED AWAY THE JIB AND RAISED THE ROOF SUFFICIENTLY TO ALLOW FIREMEN TO SQUEEZE INSIDE AND RESCUE THE INJURED.

    THE COACH WAS TAKING A PARTY OF 39 PEOPLE FROM A LONDON JOINERY FIRM TO SOUTHEND, A SEASIDE RESORT ON BRITAIN'S EAST COST. MOST OF THE INJURED WERE PEOPLE IN THEIR TEENS AND TWENTIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1SU6WOQHCFBMMNLVGJ7SL3VCU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SU6WOQHCFBMMNLVGJ7SL3VCU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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