• Short Summary

    In the worst motor-coach accident ever recording in France at least 43 people died on Wednesday night (July 18).

  • Description

    1.
    LV Wrecked bus by river TILT UP to bridge
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    2.
    CU Danger sign and La Romanche River sign
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    3.
    GV Police at bridge
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    LV Bridge PAN to coach
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    CU Damage to coach (2 shots)
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    CU Coach east in river
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    CU Wrecked coach and broken parapet
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    GV Lorry crossing bridge TILT down to coach and river
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    Initials ES. 2.30 ES. 2.38



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the worst motor-coach accident ever recording in France at least 43 people died on Wednesday night (July 18). The coach, carrying a party of Belgian tourists, plunged over a bridge into the swollen Romanche River near the Alpine town of Vizille.

    Three hundred rescue workers, including frogmen worked throughout the night to recover bodies from the raging waters. According to eyewitnesses, the coach slowed down as it approached a bridge over the Romanche -- a local accident black-spot. Then the vehicle suddenly gathered speed, smashed through the parapet and plunged 25 meters into the torrent.

    Only six people, including a priest and a 13-year-old boy, survived the crash. All the Belgian passengers were returning to the Mons area after a holiday on the French Fiviera.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9L6V578O1SK32BU1FJQH3QFS2
    Media URN:
    VLVA9L6V578O1SK32BU1FJQH3QFS2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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