• Short Summary

    EIGHT PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 32 INJURED WHEN THE EXPRESS FROM ROSCOFF TO PARIS LEFT THE RAILS AS A RESULT OF A COLLISION WITH A DIESEL SHUNTING ENGINE AT LE THEIL STATION, IN THE ORNE DEPARTMENT, AUG 29.

  • Description

    1.
    LV SCENE OF DISASTER
    0.05

    2.
    LV EXPRESS ENGINE IN COLLISION WITH DIESEL
    0.08

    3.
    SV DITTO
    0.13

    4.
    LV PAN..CARRIAGE OVER EMBANKMENT
    0.17

    5.
    LV DITTO, COW LOOKS AT CARRIAGE
    0.21

    6.
    SV DITTO
    0.25

    7.
    LV OVERTURNED CARRIAGE
    0.27

    8.
    CU TRAIN SIGN
    0.29

    9.
    LV CRANE OVER WRECKAGE
    0.33

    10.
    SLV DITTO
    0.37

    11.
    CU WRECKAGE
    0.40

    12.
    CU WELDER CUTS THROUGH TWISTED RAIL
    0.44

    13.
    LV MEN CLEAR WRECKAGE
    0.49

    14.
    GV SCENE OF DISASTER
    0.53



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    Background: EIGHT PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 32 INJURED WHEN THE EXPRESS FROM ROSCOFF TO PARIS LEFT THE RAILS AS A RESULT OF A COLLISION WITH A DIESEL SHUNTING ENGINE AT LE THEIL STATION, IN THE ORNE DEPARTMENT, AUG 29.

    DOCTORS AND RESCUE TEAMS RUSHED TO THE SCENE AND MANY OF THE INJURED WERE TREATED ON THE SPOT. OVER TWENTY OF THE MORE SERIOUS CASES HAD TO BE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.

    RESCUE TEAMS WORKED THROUGH THE NIGHT TO CLEAR THE TEN COACHES THAT LEFT THE RAILS. ALL TRAFFIC FROM NANTES AND RENNES HAD TO BE RE-ROUTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6MSQS0LYLKNBNUMXPNCBC4IWB
    Media URN:
    VLVA6MSQS0LYLKNBNUMXPNCBC4IWB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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