• Short Summary

    AFTER DAYS OF TORRENTIAL RAIN, THE MIGHTY RIVER PLATE IN SOUTH AMERICA HAS BURST ITS BANKS, SPILLING FLOOD WATERS OVER A WIDE AREA.

  • Description

    AFTER DAYS OF TORRENTIAL RAIN, THE MIGHTY RIVER PLATE IN SOUTH AMERICA HAS BURST ITS BANKS, SPILLING FLOOD WATERS OVER A WIDE AREA. SCORES OF FAMILIES HAVE BEEN FORCED TO EVACUATE THEIR HOMES IN BOTH MONTEVIDEO ON THE URUGUAYAN SIDE OF THE RIVER AND IN BUENOS AIRES ON THE ARGENTINE SIDE.

    STREETS IN MONTEVIDEO WERE FLOODED UP TO A DEPTH OF 15 FEET (4 1/2 METERS). NO DEATHS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DESPITE UNTOLD DAMAGE, THE INUNDATED STREETS WERE NOT WITHOUT HUMOROUS TOUCHES. STATUES OF NATIONAL HEROES APPEARED TO BE STANDING SHOULDER-DEEP IN WATER WITH ONLY THEIR HEADS VISIBLE, WHILE A SWIMMING POOL WAS IMMERSED EXCEPT FOR THE TOP OF A DIVING TOWER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1W29DDQUZ72J5UTFBS4T3O5V5
    Media URN:
    VLVA1W29DDQUZ72J5UTFBS4T3O5V5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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