• Short Summary

    Floods throughout Luzon, main island of the Philippines, had killed over 400 people by Wednesday (August 9).

  • Description

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    GV PAN Vehicles & people in flooded street
    0.16

    2.
    MV Car along flooded street
    0.24

    3.
    GV Vehicles and people in flooded street
    0.27

    4.
    GV Boats on flooded water
    0.30

    5.
    GV & MV Floods around house (4 shots)
    0.43

    6.
    GV Boats carrying passengers
    0.48

    7.
    MV & GV Villagers on boats (2 shots)
    0.58

    8.
    MV Local boys swimming
    1.07

    9.
    MV Boys rowing boat
    1.15

    10.
    GV Taiwan aircraft taxiing with supplies
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    11.
    MV Officials watch
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    12.
    MV Lorry backs onto aircraft
    1.31

    13.
    MV Taiwan soldiers unload boxes with supplies (2 shots)
    1.49



    Initials BB/2230 WLW/PN/BB/2245


    This film was shot by Visnews Hong Kong bureau chief Russell Spur

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Floods throughout Luzon, main island of the Philippines, had killed over 400 people by Wednesday (August 9). The three-week-old floods, worst in the Islands' history, ravaged almost the entire main island and left hundreds of thousands homeless on the plains north of Manila, capital of the Philippines.

    A massive relief operation had been mounted, meanwhile, to take food supplies by rail and air to starving refugees--and troops were taking part in an intensive clamp on looting as lawlessness threatened to take over several areas of Luzon.

    The flooding, caused by two typhoons, was expected to put back the Philippines economic growth rate by at least two years, according to economic reports.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA10E9G611PW6X4NWDCJGXG4K0P
    Media URN:
    VLVA10E9G611PW6X4NWDCJGXG4K0P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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