• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: In Chile, a serious tod accident has claimed the lives of 32 people.Another 17 were injured, four critically.The accident happened on Friday (27 November) when a bus and a truck collided.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Wrecked truck and bus with bales of paper on road
    0.12

    2.
    SV PAN Underside of truck with paper on road
    0.22

    3.
    SV PAN ALONG Wrecked bus
    0.38

    4.
    SV PAN Wreckage scattered on road
    0.49

    5.
    LV ZOOM INTO GV Front of truck with cab
    0.54

    6.
    GV Rolls of paper scattered along road side
    1.04

    7.
    SVs Twisted wreckage of bus (2 shots)
    1.11

    8.
    SV Wreckage of truck
    1.24

    9.
    GV PAN FROM Wreckage of truck TO wreckage of another vehicle
    1.32




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    Background: INTRODUCTION: In Chile, a serious tod accident has claimed the lives of 32 people.Another 17 were injured, four critically.The accident happened on Friday (27 November) when a bus and a truck collided.

    SYNOPSIS: The accident happened on one of Chile's main highways.A bus travelling south from Santiago to the southern city of Temuca was in collision with a truck carrying rolls of paper.Both vehicles were almost destroyed in the crash.

    The accident happened at about 5.30 in the morning, near San Carlos, about 300 kilometres south of Santiago.Most of the bus' passengers were asleep at the time.

    Police said the two vehicles were each travelling at more than 100 kilometres an hour.After the crash, they were dragged about 50 metres and almost disintegrated.

    The driver of the truck died instantly.

    The truck's load od newsprint was strewn across the road after the crash.

    The bus was a two-storey (double decker) bus.The top storey was almost destroyed.Rescue workers hurried to the scene of the accident, but for many, it was too late.Investigations revealed that the truck had crossed over to the other side of the highway and hit the bus head-on.A nearby farmer dais the impact of the two vehicles sounded like thunder.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACMP6XELARQZP065Y4LIPMRO7P
    Media URN:
    VLVACMP6XELARQZP065Y4LIPMRO7P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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