• Short Summary

    Occasional explosions continued to rock the already battered Roseville railyard in California on Sunday (29 April) after the series of blasts ripped a munitions train apart on Saturday (28 April).

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Smouldering wreckage around wrecked ammunition train at Roseville
    0.17

    2.
    CU Piece of boxcar in garden nearby
    0.24

    3.
    CU & LV Damaged houses (4 shots)
    0.37

    4.
    SV Burned out house
    0.42

    5.
    LV Another damaged house
    0.45

    6.
    LV Police road-block
    0.50

    7.
    LV & CU People in reception centre sleeping and eating (6 shots)
    1.12

    8.
    GV & CU Smouldering wreckage (2 shots)
    1.26



    Initials BB/2342 MR/TS/BB/0008


    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Occasional explosions continued to rock the already battered Roseville railyard in California on Sunday (29 April) after the series of blasts ripped a munitions train apart on Saturday (28 April).

    The tremendous heat in some burned-out parts of the train was still setting off bombs, and the investigators had to wait until the area cooled down before making an effort to get closer to the wreck.

    The chain reaction left all but two of the 21 wagons wrecked. Each of them carried 300 unfused bombs.

    The initial explosions lasted for nearly seven hours, sending flaming chunks of shrapnel up to a mile away, and injuring 52 people. Nobody, though, was badly hurt.

    The three thousand people evacuated from houses close to the railyard started to go home on Sunday night, but police won't let them all go home until the last bomb is made safe.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA56OMY3X6A82ADC7JJP35ISIWM
    Media URN:
    VLVA56OMY3X6A82ADC7JJP35ISIWM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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