• Short Summary

    KING CONSTANTINE AND QUEEN ANNE-MARIE ARE IN THE EVRITANIA AREA OF CENTRAL GREECE, WHERE AN EARTHQUAKE HAS LEFT 4,000 PEOPLE HOMELESS.

  • Description

    KING CONSTANTINE AND QUEEN ANNE-MARIE ARE IN THE EVRITANIA AREA OF CENTRAL GREECE, WHERE AN EARTHQUAKE HAS LEFT 4,000 PEOPLE HOMELESS.

    KING CONSTANTINE AND HIS YOUNG QUEEN FLEW TO THE DISASTER AREA FROM ATHENS. THEY REACHED VINYANI VILLAGE, HIGH IN THE MOUTAINOUS EVRITANIA AREA, BY HELICOPTER. THERE THEY WERE MET BY SOME OF THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHO RUSHED TO AID THE STRICKEN VILLAGERS.

    THE PRE-DAWN EARTHQUAKE DESTROYED ABOUT 1,000 HOMES, AND THEIR OCCUPANTS ARE LIVING IN THE OPEN, HUDDLED ROUND FIRES IN THE SUB-ZERO WINTER TEMPERATURE.

    MANY OF THE VILLAGERS HAVE SALVAGED WHAT THEY COULD FROM THE RUINS OF THEIR HOMES, BUT IT IS DANGEROUS WORK, BECAUSE THE TREMORS THAT FOLLOWED IN THE WAKE OF THE FIRST SHOCK COULD BRING MORE MASONRY CRASHING DOWN.

    KING CONSTANTINE AND QUEEN ANNE MARIE ARRIVING IN VINYANI VILLAGE IN THE MOUNTAINOUS EVRITANIA AREA OF CENTRAL GREECE. IT WAS ONE OF THE VILLAGES RUINED BY THE DISASTROUS EARTHQUAKE THAT STRUCK THE AREA LAST SATURDAY (FEBRUARY 5).

    THE ROYAL COUPLE WERE MET BY SOME OF THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHO RUSHED TO AID THE STRICKEN VILLAGERS, 4,000 OF WHOM HAVE BEEN LEFT HOMELESS.

    THE KING AND HIS YOUNG QUEEN SAW SOME OF THE 1,000 HOUSES THAT WERE DESTROYED BY THE EARTHQUAKE. NOW VILLAGERS ARE LIVING OUT IN THE OPEN, HUDDLED ROUND FIRES IN THE SUB-ZERO WINTER TEMPERATURE.

    MANY OF THE VILLAGERS HAVE SALVAGED WHAT THEY CAN FROM THEIR DEVASTATED HOMES, BUT IT IS DANGEROUS WORK. THE TREMORS THAT HAVE FOLLOWED IN THE WAKE OF THE FIRST SHOCK COULD BRING MORE MASONRY CRASHING DOWN FROM DAMAGED BUILDING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2Y64JZ1VAMFZ8QX8LWHP7NXD6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2Y64JZ1VAMFZ8QX8LWHP7NXD6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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