• Short Summary

    INCESSANT RAIN AROUND DELHI THIS PAST WEEK HAS CREATED PROBLEMS FOR THE MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES BESIDES MAKING LIFE UNPLEASANT FOR PEOPLE.

  • Description

    INCESSANT RAIN AROUND DELHI THIS PAST WEEK HAS CREATED PROBLEMS FOR THE MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES BESIDES MAKING LIFE UNPLEASANT FOR PEOPLE.A RECORD FIVE-AND-A-HALF INCHES (14 CMS.) FELL IN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS ON SUNDAY CAUSING THE SWOLLEN RIVER JUMNA TO OVERFLOW ITS BANKS AND CREATING FURTHER MISERY FOR THE INHABITANTS LIVING NEARBY.

    ON TUESDAY, THERE WAS AT LEAST SIX FEET OF WATER COVERING MANY FIELDS AND VILLAGES IN THE AREA.WITH THE SITUATION GETTING WORSE HOURLY, VILLAGERS WERE EVACUATED QUICKLY WITH WHATEVER PERSONAL BELONGINGS THEY COULD CARRY, TO HIGHER GROUND.IN MANY CASES BOATS WERE REQUISITIONED TO HELP TAKE SURVIVORS AWAY FROM THE DANGERS OF THE FLOODS.

    WORK CAME TO A STANDSTILL AT A DELHI INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, WHEN ELECTRIC POWER FAILED AFTER WATER SEEPAGE INTO THE MAIN CABLES.ONE WORKER WAS KILLED BY A SHORT CIRCUIT.TRAFFIC WAS BROUGHT TO A STANDSTILL WHEN THE MAIN HIGHWAY BETWEEN DELHI AND CALCUTTA WAS BREACHED BY FLOOD-WATERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1BMO13QJM0SF5LS2CD7YB4Z7A
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BMO13QJM0SF5LS2CD7YB4Z7A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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