• Short Summary

    EASTERN PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA

    At least forty people were killed and thirteen others injured when a bus overturned on a treacherous mountain pass between the towns of Graaf Reinett and Cradock on December 24.

  • Description

    1. GVs Bus on its side in field, remnants of personal belongings scattered, views of damaged bus, workers in field gathering belongings (5 shots) 0.33
    2. GVs Rescue workers and police in field, sifting through debris (2 shots) 0.40
    3. GVs Other rubble, shoes, blood on ground, debris (6 shots) 1.10
    4. GVs Man sitting on hillside, gazing at scene as workers sift through debris, bus on side (2 shots) 1.23
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    Background: EASTERN PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA

    At least forty people were killed and thirteen others injured when a bus overturned on a treacherous mountain pass between the towns of Graaf Reinett and Cradock on December 24. Many of the victims, all of them blacks who were travelling from Cape Town to their homeland of Transkei, were trapped for hours underneath the overturned vehicle as rescue workers struggled to free them. Weather conditions were atrocious, with heavy rain pelting down throughout the area, making road surfaces slippery. The accident site was littered with wreckage of the overturned bus, and belongings of the victims were scattered over a wide area of the hillside. According to police sources, the bus had been travelling in a convoy of three, all packed with migrant workers returning to their families for Christmas, when the accident occurred.

    Source: SABC

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5GQV3V77TZULWS2FPIUP645UQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GQV3V77TZULWS2FPIUP645UQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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