DOCUMENTARY: The Kaprun Disaster, The Funicular Railway Fire That Claimed 155 Lives

DOCUMENTARY: The Kaprun Disaster, The Funicular Railway Fire That Claimed 155 Lives

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DOCUMENTARY: The Kaprun Disaster, The Funicular Railway Fire That Claimed 155 Lives

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“On the 11th of November, 2000, a fire began on board a train carrying passengers up to a ski resort in Kaprun, Austria. Automated safety systems brought the train to a halt in a tunnel midway to its destination – while almost at the same moment the flames destroyed the hydraulic system which controlled the doors. The 162 passengers on board were now trapped twice over – locked inside a burning train that was, itself, stalled inside a smoke-filled tunnel. Despite valiant efforts on the part of many on board, the vast majority of passengers would not survive.”

12 minute documentary detailing the tragic events of 11th of November, 2000 in Kaprun, Austria when a funicular railway fire on in the middle of a tunnel claimed the lives 155 people, the majority of which skiers on their way to the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. Absolutely heartbreaking.

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