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Taunton train fire

Title
Taunton train fire
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
Jul 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:03:37
Description
Report on the fatal Taunton sleeping car fire of 06/07/78, in which a number of rail passengers died, some of them locked into their carriages. Unidentified male reporter speaks to Nigel Musselwhite, Chief Fire Officer for Somerset, about the special problems faced in dealing with train fires; Alan Dunbat(?), an ambulance man who was at the scene of the rescue; Arthur Court, BR spokesman, on the adequacy of safety precautions. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Contributors
Nigel Musselwhite; Alan Dunbat(?); Arthur Court
Keywords
Fires; British Rail; Somerset; Trains; Fire safety; Railway accidents; Taunton

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