Remutaka tunnel collapse, 1952

An interior view of the Remutaka rail tunnel showing the rock fall of 9 September 1952. Of the 27 men initially trapped, all but one, 20-year-old Greek migrant Athanasassios Athanassiaddes, were rescued within nine hours. It took more than 30 hours to get the unfortunate Athanassiaddes out. He died in hospital later that evening.

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