• Short Summary

    FLOODS THIS WEEK IN THE NORTHERN STATE OF PERNAMBUCO, BRAZIL, BROUGHT DEATH TO MORE THAN 100 PERSONS AND RENDERED 10,000 HOMELESS.

  • Description

    FLOODS THIS WEEK IN THE NORTHERN STATE OF PERNAMBUCO, BRAZIL, BROUGHT DEATH TO MORE THAN 100 PERSONS AND RENDERED 10,000 HOMELESS. IN THE PORT OF RECIPE, A STATE OF PUBLIC CALAMITY WAS DECLARED.

    INCESSANT TORRENTIAL RAIN CAUSED THE FLOODS. MOST OF THE DEAD WERE DROWNED OR CARRIED AWAY BY RAGING FLOODWATER FROM THE SWOLLEN RIVER CAPIBARIBE OR CRUSHED UNDER COLLAPSING HOMES.

    ALMOST ONE-TENTH OF AN AVERAGE YEAR'S RAINFALL FELL IN THE DELUGE. FLOODWATER IN SOME PARTS OF RECIFE, THE STATE CAPITAL, WERE SIX FEET (TWO METERS) DEEP. TROOPS OF THE NATIONAL ARMED FORCES AIDED LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN RESCUE WORK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1J7GESZPT13J9R41ZRDNF64P9
    Media URN:
    VLVA1J7GESZPT13J9R41ZRDNF64P9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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