• Short Summary

    TYPHOON DELLA LEFT 11 PEOPLE DEAD IN THE JAPANESE-HELD OKINAWA ISLANDS IN THE PAST TWO DAYS (MONDAY/TUESDAY) FIVE OF THEM ON THE ISLAND OF MIYOKOJIMA.

  • Description

    TYPHOON DELLA LEFT 11 PEOPLE DEAD IN THE JAPANESE-HELD OKINAWA ISLANDS IN THE PAST TWO DAYS (MONDAY/TUESDAY) FIVE OF THEM ON THE ISLAND OF MIYOKOJIMA.

    TYPHOON DELLA HIT MIYOKOJIMA WITH A MAXIMUM WIND VELOCITY OF 50 METRES A SECOND NEAR ITS CENTRE. AS WELL AS THOSE KILLED, EIGHT PEOPLE WERE INJURED AND MORE THAN 450 HOUSES BADLY DAMAGED. SUGAR CANE FIELDS WERE ALMOST COMPLETELY DEVASTATED BY THE WINDS.

    TWO YEARS AGO THE ISLAND WAS HIT BY A SIMILAR TYPHOON AND THE VILLAGERS HAD JUST RECOVERED FROM ITS EFFECTS. HOWEVER THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY TYPHOON DELLA IS SAID TO BE MINUTE COMPARED WITH THAT CAUSED IN THE PREVIOUS DISASTER. IT HAS BEEN ESTIMATED AT U.S. 1-MILLION DOLLARS.

    AT SEA FOURTEEN VESSELS WERE REPORTED SUNK, AND 28 MORE DAMAGED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2OOOE1Y8EVHU8WV1RQH352GF7
    Media URN:
    VLVA2OOOE1Y8EVHU8WV1RQH352GF7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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