Surviving The Fall

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Surviving The Fall
The Gracetown Tragedy
ABC  |  February 15, 2010

On September 27 1996, a group of parents, teachers and students attending a primary school surfing excursion huddled under a limestone cliff to keep out of the pouring rain. Suddenly and without warning, a portion of the cliff face collapsed. Five adults and four children were crushed to death in what became known as the Gracetown Tragedy. Was the cliff collapse a natural disaster or was it an accident that could have been prevented?

On September 27 1996, a group of parents, teachers and students attending a primary school surfing excursion huddled under a limestone cliff to keep out of the pouring rain. Suddenly and without warning, a portion of the cliff face collapsed. Five adults and four children were crushed to death in what became known as the Gracetown Tragedy. Was the cliff collapse a natural disaster or was it an accident that could have been prevented?

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