• Short Summary

    TONS OF RUBBLE AND SCAFFOLDING WHICH CRASHED DURING THE NIGHT AT A LONDON DEMOLITION SITE TODAY (THURSDAY) CAUSED TRAFFIC CHAOS NEAR ONE OF THE CITY'S BUSIEST RAILWAY STATIONS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV (NIGHT SCENE) COLLAPSED BUILDING, PAN DOWN TO DEBRIS.
    0.15

    2.
    GV TWISTED SCAFFOLDING.
    0.26

    3.
    MV FALLEN MASONRY ON GROUND.
    0.37

    4.
    GV (DAY SCENE) PAN DOWN BUILDING TO SCAFFOLDING ON GROUND.
    0.44

    5.
    GV BUILDING BEING DEMOLISHED.
    0.52

    6.
    GV TWISTED SCAFFOLDING.
    0.55

    7.
    GV SECTION OF BUILDING CRASHED TO GROUND.
    1.02

    8.
    GV DAMAGED BUILDING AND SCAFFOLDING (2 SHOTS).
    1.14



    Initials IT/V/CR/GH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TONS OF RUBBLE AND SCAFFOLDING WHICH CRASHED DURING THE NIGHT AT A LONDON DEMOLITION SITE TODAY (THURSDAY) CAUSED TRAFFIC CHAOS NEAR ONE OF THE CITY'S BUSIEST RAILWAY STATIONS.THE BUILDING BEING DEMOLISHED WAS AN EIGHT-STOREY OFFICE BLOCK IN VICTORIA STREET, WESTMINSTER, NEAR VICTORIA STATION.

    AN EYE-WITNESS SAID THAT AFTER A TREMENDOUS CREAKING, THE SCAFFOLDING BUCKLED AND COLLAPSED.SECONDS LATER THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING CRASHED INTO THE STREET -- ROARING DOWN ON TOP OF A BUS STOP WHERE A FEW MINUTES BEFORE A CROWDED BUS HAD BEEN STANDING.

    POLICE AT FIRST THOUGHT THAT THE RUBBLE HAD IN FACT BURIED TWO PEOPLE WAITING, BUT THEIR FEARS PROVED UNFOUNDED.THE ONLY CASUALTY CONFIRMED WAS A WOMAN PASSING NEARBY WHO WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL SUFFERING FROM SHOCK.

    TODAY, AS WORKMEN CONTINUED CLEARING UP, THOUSANDS OF RUSH-HOUR TRAVELLERS CATCHING BUS CONNECTIONS FROM VICTORIA STATION WERE DELAYED AS TRAFFIC WAS DIVERTED THROUGH TEMPORARY ONE-WAY SYSTEMS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAFSDRYDH444XUUM3OA15O7Q9J
    Media URN:
    VLVAAFSDRYDH444XUUM3OA15O7Q9J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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