Aberdeen rescuer recalls making 'a human chain'
Witnesses to a collapsed building tragedy that claimed five lives in Aberdeen 50 years ago have recalled the scenes that greeted them on that day.
The steel frame of the partially-constructed zoology building at Aberdeen University gave way on 1 November 1966, trapping eight men.
John Burgess was the senior fire officer in charge and recalls seeing the tangled mess of "steel girders, steel pipes, concrete" - and forming a human chain to rescue one of the trapped men.
Reporter Gordon Casely described how the eight-storey development went down like a "house of cards".
A memorial service was held in Aberdeen on Wednesday to remember those who died, as Steven Duff reports.
03 Nov 2016