• Short Summary

    THE CITY OF TASHKENT, CAPITAL OF THE SOVIET REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN, HAS BEEN ALMOST REBUILT FROM THE RUBBLE AND DEBRIS LEFT BY A CHAIN OF EARTHQUAKES EARLIER THIS YEAR.

  • Description

    THE CITY OF TASHKENT, CAPITAL OF THE SOVIET REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN, HAS BEEN ALMOST REBUILT FROM THE RUBBLE AND DEBRIS LEFT BY A CHAIN OF EARTHQUAKES EARLIER THIS YEAR. VOLUNTARY HEL CANE FROM 47 CITIES IN THE USSR.

    HUNDREDS OF NEW FLATS HAVE BEEN PUT UP SINCE THE EARTHQUAKES LEVELLED MANY OF THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF THE CITY. THE TREMORS BEGAN UNDER TASHKENT MORE THAN THREE MONTHS AGO, AND CONTINUED SPORADICALLY FOR TWO MONTHS.

    ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL ESTIMATES 250,000 OF THE CITY'S POPULATION OF ONE MILLION WERE MADE HOMELESS DURING THE EARTHQUAKES. MANY WERE EVACUATED, BUT THOUSANDS SLEPT OUTSIDE THEIR HOUSES FOR FEAR OF NEW TREMORS.

    NOW MUCH OF THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN PUT RIGHT. NEW FLATS HAVE RISEN TO DISPLACE THE DRUBBLE AND DUST OF ONLY A FEW MONTHS AGO. THE PEOPLE OF TASHKENT HAVE TO A LARGE EXTENT RESUMED THEIR FORMER WAY OF LIFE -- THE CITY'S RESTAURANTS AND PARTS ARE BACK IN USE.

    MUCH OF THE REBUILDING WORK IS EXPECTED TO BE FINISHED BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2P8SDGCVJBKTMR8AFMYP1TURS
    Media URN:
    VLVA2P8SDGCVJBKTMR8AFMYP1TURS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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