• Short Summary

    IN THE BIGGEST FIRE TO HIT THE AREA SINCE WORLD WAR II, 15,000 PEOPLE WERE LEFT HOMELESS ON THURSDAY-(27 APRIL) AS FLAMES SWEPT THROUGH THE CROWDED SAN ROQUE AREA OF PASAY CITY IN THE PHILIPPINES.

  • Description

    IN THE BIGGEST FIRE TO HIT THE AREA SINCE WORLD WAR II, 15,000 PEOPLE WERE LEFT HOMELESS ON THURSDAY-(27 APRIL) AS FLAMES SWEPT THROUGH THE CROWDED SAN ROQUE AREA OF PASAY CITY IN THE PHILIPPINES. THE BLAZE RAGED FOR MORE THAN FIVE HOURS, AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IS ESTIMATED-AT FIVE MILLION PESOS (ALMOST HALF-A-MILLION POUNDS STERLING.)
    THE FIRE WAS THE SECOND WITHIN-A WEEK TO SWEEP THROUGH A PHILIPPINO CITY. ON APRIL THE 21ST, A BLAZE SWEPT THE COMMERCIAL CENTRE OF OLONGAPO CITY, CAUSING DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT ABOUT 16 MILLION PESOS (ALMOST ONE-AND-A-HALF-MILLION POUNDS STERLING.)
    FIREMAN FROM ALL PARTS OF LUZON, INCLUDING UNITS OF THE AMERICAN AIR FORCE FROM NICHOLAS AIR BASE, FOUGHT THE BLAZE. AT LEAST 50 WERE INJURED AS PANIC SWEPT THE AREA, AND LOOTING WAS REPORTED TO BE RAMPANT.

    AS THE FLAMES DIED DOWN, RELIEF WORKERS MOVED INTO THE AREA TO TRY AND HELP THOSE WHO LOST THEIR HOMES AND BELONGINGS WHEN THE FIRE HIT THE CROWDED MIDDLE-CLASS DISTRICT.

    FIRE FIGHTERS TACKLING THE BLAZE WERE HAMPERED BY THE NARROW STREETS, PACKED WITH FLEEING PEOPLE, AND LACK OF WATER SUPPLIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2CB9IRIHR4UUKFGRCSWT1J59B
    Media URN:
    VLVA2CB9IRIHR4UUKFGRCSWT1J59B
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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