• Short Summary

    RESCUE WORKERS YESTERDAY ( FRIDAY, FEB. 27TH ) BROKE THROUGH A CAVED-IN RAILWAY TUNNEL NEAR AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, RELEASING SEVEN MINERS TRAPPED FOR THREE DAYS BENEATH TONS OF RUBBLE AND DEBRIS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV DAY EXT CRANE LIFTING RUBBLE PAN TO MINE ENTRANCE
    0.11

    2.
    SV MEN SHOVEL
    0.16

    3.
    SV TILT DOWN DERRICK OF SUPPLY TUBE LOWERING UNIT TO MEN WORKING BELOW
    0.24

    4.
    MV MEN HANDLING NARROW TUBE SECTIONS
    0.30

    5.
    GV NIGHT EXT CRANE WORKING EXCAVATING
    0.35

    6.
    GV ACTIVITY ROUND TUNNEL ENTRANCE
    0.38

    7.
    CU RESCUED MAN CARRIED TO AMBULANCE
    0.49

    8.
    SV DAY EXT MEN WORKING
    0.52

    9.
    SV PEOPLE LOOK ON
    0.56

    10.
    GV EXPLOSIONS ON MOUNTAINSIDE
    1.10

    11.
    GV EXCAVATOR CRANE WORKING PAN TO TUNNEL ENTRANCE
    1.18



    Initials PH/VS/JF/PS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: RESCUE WORKERS YESTERDAY ( FRIDAY, FEB. 27TH ) BROKE THROUGH A CAVED-IN RAILWAY TUNNEL NEAR AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, RELEASING SEVEN MINERS TRAPPED FOR THREE DAYS BENEATH TONS OF RUBBLE AND DEBRIS. ONE MAN WAS KILLED OUTRIGHT-THREE OTHERS ARE STILL MISSING.

    THE SURVIVORS WERE AMONG TEN MEN WHO WERE WORKING IN A DEEP UNDERGROUND SECTION WHEN PART OF THE FIVE-AND-A-HALF MILE ( 8 KMS ) TUNNEL, WHICH IS BEING BORED THROUGH KAIMAI MOUNTAINS, COLLAPSED SUDDENLY ON TUESDAY ( FEBRUARY 24TH ).

    RESCUE TEAMS WERE FIGHTING AGAINST TIME, BECAUSE OF RISING WATER IN THE ROCK FALL AREA. THEY LOCATED THE ENTOMBED MEN AFTER SIX HOURS, AND A STEEL PIPE WAS IMMEDIATELY PUSHED THROUGH THE RUBBLE, ENABLING FOOD AND DRINK TO BE LOWERED.

    MORE THAN ONE-HUNDRED FEET OF ROCK AND EARTH HAD TO BE CLEARED, AND RESCUERS WORKED NON-STOP, USING FLOOD LIGHTS BY NIGHT TO GUIDE MASSIVE DRAG LINES WHICH SCOOPED OUT HUGE BUCKETS OF SOIL, DUMPING THEM INTO WAITING TRUCKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8JS8BDH1DXP9SYR2SGFWEC81D
    Media URN:
    VLVA8JS8BDH1DXP9SYR2SGFWEC81D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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