• Short Summary

    Last Sunday afternoon the pilot Martignoni realized, when crossing the St. Niklausvalley, that above the?

  • Description

    1.
    Map with the lake of Geneva


    2.
    Map with Sion and Herbriggen


    3.
    Sion from the plane


    4.
    Mountain dirt and village Herbriggen


    5.
    " " " "


    6.
    Dirt and stones, close shot


    7.
    Stones from a distance of 50 m


    8.
    Village and stones and dirt


    9.
    Village Herbriggen


    10.
    Empty houses


    11.
    People evacuating (only a few did)


    12.
    Closed windowshuters


    13.
    Typical farmers from the village watching with the policeman how the mountain is nearing their village.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Last Sunday afternoon the pilot Martignoni realized, when crossing the St. Niklausvalley, that above the little village Herbriggen a mountain started moving. Shortly afterwards one was able to figure out that at least 150 000 Kubikmeters have started moving. Within a very short time, this mass of dirt had moved for 30 m already. Sunday night at 6 pm. an extra train was ready, so that the population of Herbriggen could evacuate. But the old farmers wanted to stay in their own homes. The mountain keeps on coming nearer and nearer, it is only about 1 km away from Herbriggen. Most probably it will not be possible to keep the mountain from coming.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAOBROCF4VF8M25S8SFRDR5LCM
    Media URN:
    VLVAOBROCF4VF8M25S8SFRDR5LCM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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