• Short Summary

    FIFTEEN PEOPLE DIED AND ABOUT 15,000 OTHERS FLED TO HIGH GROUND WHEN THE TJITANDUI RIVER BURST ITS BANKS IN INDONESIA'S WEST JAVA PROVINCE LAST WEEK.

  • Description

    FIFTEEN PEOPLE DIED AND ABOUT 15,000 OTHERS FLED TO HIGH GROUND WHEN THE TJITANDUI RIVER BURST ITS BANKS IN INDONESIA'S WEST JAVA PROVINCE LAST WEEK.

    ROADS, RAILWAY TRACKS AND RICE FIELDS WERE COVERED BY THE MUDDY FLOODWATERS AT THE HEIGHT OF THE DISASTER, DESCRIBED AS THE WORST IN THE REGION FOR 40 YEARS.

    ALARM BELLS BROUGHT THE VILLAGERS FROM THEIR BEDS IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING OF 30TH JULY AS FLOODWATER SWEPT THROUGH 10,000 HOMES IN BANDJAR TOWN AND SURROUNDING RIVERSIDE AREAS.

    SALVAGING WHAT THEY COULD, THE VICTIMS FLED TO HIGH GROUND TO ESCAPE THE RAGING TORRENT, SWOLLEN BY UNEXPECTEDLY HEAVY RAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF A NORMALLY DRY SEASON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1CICIJMQY5JLB2IWP6ZFFSWH4
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CICIJMQY5JLB2IWP6ZFFSWH4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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