• Short Summary

    SEVERAL LANDSLIDES OCCURRED IN HONGKONG IN AREAS PEOPLED BY CHINESE REFUGEES FROM THE MAINLAND WHEN TYPHOON DOT -- THE NINTH TYPHOON THIS YEAR -- HIT THE BRITISH COLONY ON OCTOBER 13, AND BROUGHT 13.02 INCHES OF RAIN -- THE HIGHEST THIS YEAR.

  • Description

    SEVERAL LANDSLIDES OCCURRED IN HONGKONG IN AREAS PEOPLED BY CHINESE REFUGEES FROM THE MAINLAND WHEN TYPHOON DOT -- THE NINTH TYPHOON THIS YEAR -- HIT THE BRITISH COLONY ON OCTOBER 13, AND BROUGHT 13.02 INCHES OF RAIN -- THE HIGHEST THIS YEAR.

    HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS AND PELTING RAIN RAVAGED THE COLONY FOR HOURS CAUSING SEVERAL HOUSES AND SCAFFOLDINGS TO COLLAPSE AND MAKING THOUSANDS HOMELESS. THIRTY-FIVE PEOPLE WERE CONFIRMED DEAD AND 85 INJURED.

    RESCUE WORKERS CONTINUED TO DIG FEVERISHLY AT LANDSLIDE SITES IN AN ATTEMPT TO SAVE THE LIVES OF MORE THAN TWENTY PEOPLE BURIED BY MUD AND RUBBLE. TORRENTIAL RAIN CONTINUED TO FALL EVEN THOUGH DOT HAS PASSED THE CITY AND DEGENERATED INTO A TROPICAL STORM.

    TEN FISHING BOATS WITH AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON BOARD ARE STILL MISSING. MORE THAN 100 SMALL CRAFT WERE SUNK AND FOUR OCEAN GOING LINERS WERE BLOWN FROM THEIR MOORINGS.

    ALTHOUGH PEOPLE STARTED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES, MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND RESIDENTS FOUND THEMSELVES WITH NO HOMES TO LEAVE. THEIR HOMES WERE DESTROYED BY FLOODING. THEY WERE EVACUATED AND ARE BEING HOUSED IN SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

    THE COLONY'S RESERVOIRS ARE OVERFLOWING WITH WATER. THE ACCESS WATER IS FLOODING THE NEW TERRITORIES AND HELPING TO WASH AWAY THE MUD AND RUBBLE ON PAVEMENTS AND ROADS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1HAUQ9UBE9NINFTCPF30E0F8Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA1HAUQ9UBE9NINFTCPF30E0F8Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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