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Fire in Ostankino Tower in Moscow

Description

Backtrack 8 years earlier to August of 2000 and another landmark Moscow fire. Overheated cables catch fire in the antenna section of the Ostankino (ah-STAN-keeno) TV tower, which, at 1772 feet, is the tallest structure in Europe. As a crowd of onlookers gathers, just below the blaze the staff of the ""Seventh Heaven"" Restaurant along with workers on the observation deck start evacuating visitors. After 45 minutes, the evacuation of visitors and most tower personnel is complete. Fire trucks, television cameras, passers-by on the ground and rescue helicopters are drawn like moths to an all too literal flame.

Project

Theory of Catastrophes

Segment

Shocking, Crime & Investigation program

Category

Tags

helicopter, rescue, fire, Russia, Moscow, Ostankino, TV tower, Restaurant ""Seventh Heaven"", evacuation, cables"

Details

ID:#0115001002
Date:2011-03-16
Duration:00:02:29
Language:english
Dialogues:yes
Views:2975
Record format:SD
Dimension:720x576
Video standard:PAL
Format video:4:3