• Short Summary

    OFFICIALS TODAY (MONDAY) FEARED THE FINAL DEATH TOLL WOULD CLIMB TO ABOUT 270 FOLLOWING THE VIOLENT EARTHQUAKE WHICH STRUCK CARACAS AND THE SURROUNDING AREA ON SATURDAY NIGHT (29 JULY).

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    OFFICIALS TODAY (MONDAY) FEARED THE FINAL DEATH TOLL WOULD CLIMB TO ABOUT 270 FOLLOWING THE VIOLENT EARTHQUAKE WHICH STRUCK CARACAS AND THE SURROUNDING AREA ON SATURDAY NIGHT (29 JULY). THE CONFIRMED DEATH TOLL STANDS AT 102, BUT 170 MORE VICTIMS ARE BELIEVED BURIED UNDER 150 BUILDINGS WHICH ARE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

    TORRENTIAL RAINS IN THE STRICKEN AREA HINDERED RESCUE OPERATIONS TODAY AND BEAT DOWN ON THE HOMELESS WHO SPENT THE NIGHT IN OPEN PARKS AND SQUARES.

    A MINOR TREMOR SHOOK THE SOUTHWESTERN TOWN OF SAN CRISTOBAL ON THE COLOMBIAN BORDER LAST NIGHT, BUT NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.

    RESCUE WORKERS CONTINUED TO HUNT THROUGH DEBRIS IN A ROUND-THE-CLOCK OPERATION. IN ONE OF THE WORST HIT AREAS TODAY THEY FOUND AN EIGHT-MONTH-OLD BABY GIRL ALIVE UNDER ABOUT THREE TONS OF RUBBLE. SHE WAS NESTLING UNDER A COLLAPSED WOODEN DOOR.

    A HEALTH MINISTRY COMMUNIQUE SAID THAT MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE HAD BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED AND ANOTHER 3,000 TREATED FOR MINOR AILMENTS AFTER THE 90-SECOND QUAKE HAD SENT TALL BUILDINGS CRASHING TO THE GROUND AND SHANTY TOWNS SLIDING DOWN HILLSIDE.

    AS THE DEATH TOLL MOUNTED PRESIDENT PAUL LEONI EXTENDER THE PERIOD OF NATIONAL MOURNING FROM THREE TO FIVE DAYS.

    TONIGHT THE VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED A SCHEME TO BUILD NEW QUAKE-PROOF BUILDINGS FOR MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE LEFT HOMELESS.

    THE NEW BUILDINGS WILL BE BUILT FROM EMERGENCY FUROS TOTALLING 430 MILLION BOLIVARES (ABOUT GBP34 MILLION STERLING) WHICH THE CABINET VOTED ON SUNDAY (30 JULY). DAMAGED BUILDINGS WILL ALSO BE REPAIRED FROM THESE FUNDS.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2E10UATQUTHUB0EXQEVHORJ43
    Media URN:
    VLVA2E10UATQUTHUB0EXQEVHORJ43
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1967
    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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