• Short Summary

    More than 600 people, most of them students, were aboard a ferry boat yesterday when
    she was struck by a waterspour and sank within a minute.

  • Description


    2 photographer taking pictures of
    the life-jackets.



    People waiting infront of the
    hospital to detect the corpes.



    A small child crying
    fot the loss of her mother.



    People visiting in front
    the hospital and the ambulance carrying corpes.



    A sad
    woman's face.



    People in front of the hospital.



    Coffins in the truck coming to the hospital.



    People praying at the burial ceremonies.



    3 persons praying, a discarded old man in the middle.



    Close shot a man praying.



    People praying.



    A young girls coffin decorated with her enused
    wedding gown ornaments at the mosque, and 2 other coffins.



    A soldiers coffin, wrapped with the Turkish flag.



    The Arabic decorations on a coffin - wrap.



    A
    young girls scarf in front of the coffin.




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: More than 600 people, most of them students, were aboard a ferry boat yesterday when
    she was struck by a waterspour and sank within a minute. And though the tragedy occurred within a mile of the shore at Izmit, Turkey, only 50 survivors were picked up by early
    today. The small local fishing boats could not manoeuvre in the turbulent seas
    and by the time the bigger ships were on the spot, it was too late. An eye
    witness said that the ferry, the 150 ton Uskudar, first dug her bows beneath the
    waves, then heeled over and vanished. As news of the disaster became known,
    naval ships form a nearby base took over the search. But the freak storm had
    whipped the shallow waters of the gulf into white-capped fury and there was
    little hope of other survivors.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6SLGUXUSAG78GXRDZF9HENABX
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SLGUXUSAG78GXRDZF9HENABX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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