• Short Summary

    LAST MONTH IN NICARAGUA HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES WERE FORCED FORM THEIR HOMES WHEN THE CERRO NEGRO VOLCANO ERUPTED.

  • Description

    LAST MONTH IN NICARAGUA HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES WERE FORCED FORM THEIR HOMES WHEN THE CERRO NEGRO VOLCANO ERUPTED. THE VOLCANO, LOCATED NEAR LEON, NORTHWEST OF THE CAPITAL CITY OF MANAGUA, SPEWED FORTH VOLCANIC ASH THAT BLACKENED THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE. THE AREA, A RICH COTTON GROWING DISTRICT, SUFFERED AN ESTIMATED LOSS OF 4.7 MILLION POUNDS STERLING. MANY OF THE RESIDENT FARMERS IN THE AREA WERE EVACUATED TO TEMPORARY RED CROSS CAMPS. BECAUSE THE VOLCANIC ASH RENDERED THE LAND UNUSEABLE, PLANS WERE MADE TO RELOCATE THE PEOPLE PERMANENTLY. THIS OFFICIAL UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FILM DESCRIBES THE RELOCATION OF MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE FROM ONE COMMUNITY, CERRO NEGRO, TO THEIR NEW HOME 175 MILES AWAY, NUEVA GUINEA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2JVSD02J7R2FCCCA9R3JH33DZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JVSD02J7R2FCCCA9R3JH33DZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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