- Title: GREECE: RESCUE WORKERS PULL THREE BODIES FROM DEBRIS
- Date: 16th June 1995
- Summary: EGION, GREECE (JUNE 16, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) (AUDIO AS INCOMING) 1. SV RESCUE WORKERS STANDING BY AS BODIES REMOVED 0.09 2. SV PEOPLE WEARING MASKS AND COVERING FACES WITH HANDS 0.30 3. SV BODY CARRIED TO AMBULANCE 0.41 4. SV AMBULANCE DRIVING AWAY 0.49 (AUDIO GOOD) 5. SV RUBBLE BEING CLEARED EARLIER IN DAY 0.54 6. SV CONCRETE SLAB LIFTED OFF WRECKAGE 1.11 7. TV RUINED BLOCK 1.15 8. SV RESCUE WORKERS TRYING TO REACH 11-YEAR OLD BOY WHO IS TRAPPED IN A HOLE IN THE WRECKAGE 1.21 9. SV RUBBLE IN STREET 1.25 10. SV BULLDOZER CLEARING RUBBLE 1.37 11. SV WOMAN SWEEPING RUBBLE FROM PAVEMENT IN FRONT OF SHOP 1.46 12. SV EXTERIOR HOSPITAL WHERE SURVIVORS TAKEN 1.51 13. SV VARIOUS VIEWS INJURED IN HOSPITAL 1.59 14. SCU SURVIVING WOMAN SPEAKING ABOUT ORDEAL (GREEK) 2.10 15. SCU ONE OF RESCUERS FIREMAN VALLIS LIKOURGOS SPEAKING ABOUT QUAKE (GREEK) 2.25 16. SV TEMPORARY HOUSING FOR QUAKE VICTIMS 2.30 17. SV WOMAN WITH DOG SITTING OUTSIDE TENT 2.59 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: EGION, GREECE
- Country: Greece
- Duration: 00:03:00
- Story Text: Rescue workers on Friday (June 16) pulled bodies of three French tourists from the debris a hotel that collapsed when an earthquake hit the Greek coastal town of Egion on Thursday, police said.
An estimated 18 people died when the quake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale toppled the hotel, which was full of French tourists, and an apartment block near the coastal town 145 kms (90 miles) west of Athens.
Eight of the dead were French tourists. Nine Greeks and an Italian were crushed to death when their apartment block collapsed.
Rescue workers continued efforts to find two missing French tourists at the Eliki hotel and to rescue two survivors buried alive for 24 hours in the debris of the apartment block.
One of the two survivors with whom contact was made on Thursday, and then again on Friday, was Andreas Bogdanos, aged 8.
The rescue workers talked to him through piles of rubble preventing his escape.
French and Swiss rescue squads joined Greek workers to help tear through mounds of rubble overnight in the search for survivors.
Two sniffer dogs that travelled with the French team scoured the ruins of the Eliki hotel and rescuers used ultra-sensitive equipment to look for signs of life beneath the rubble.
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