• Short Summary

    NORTHERN MALAYSIA IS EXPERIENCING ITS WORST FLOODS IN MEMORY. THIS HAVOC, CAUSED BY THE ANNUAL?

  • Description

    NORTHERN MALAYSIA IS EXPERIENCING ITS WORST FLOODS IN MEMORY. THIS HAVOC, CAUSED BY THE ANNUAL NORTH-EAST MONSOON, HAS UPROOTED 100,000 PEOPLE IN LOW LYING AREAS AND KILLED 13 SO FAR.

    THE SITUATION HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS A NATIONAL DISASTER. VILLAGERS HAVE BEEN FORCED TO ABANDON THEIR HOMES IN FOUR STATES.

    A RELIEF FUND HAS BEEN SET UP FOR VICTIMS. CASH DONATIONS HAVE REACHED $236.000 MALAYSIAN (ABOUT GBP28,000 STERLING). HALF OF THIS AMOUNT COMES FROM THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT.

    ON FRIDAY, TWO ROYAL AIR FORCE BEVERLEYS FLEW TO KUALA LUMPUR, THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL FROM SINGAPORE. THEIR TASK: TO AIRLIFT ARMY ASSAULT BOATS, BLANKETS AND EQUIPMENT TO THE FLOODED AREA FOR USE IN RESCUE WORK.

    A MASS TYPHOID INNOCULATION PROGRAMME IS BEING LAUNCHED TO COMBAT POSSIBLE EPIDEMICS BREAKING OUT IN THE FLOOD AREAS.

    BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN SHIPS ARE HELPING. THE BRITISH CARRIER BULWARK STOOD OFF TRENGGANU ON THE NORTHEAST COAST AND ITS HEAVY-LIFT HELICOPTERS BEGAN FERRYING RICE TO ISOLATED VILLAGES. AUSTRALIAN AND BRITISH AIR FORCE HELICOPTERS ALSO MADE FOODLIFTS.

    MEANWHILE, THE FLOODS HAVE HIT THAILAND. SOME 7,500 PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS AND THOUSANDS OF CATTLE DEAD IN THE THAI SOUTHERN PROVINCES AFTER THE MONSOON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA303OBZ1ZHKNME4C1YUWQHDG1Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA303OBZ1ZHKNME4C1YUWQHDG1Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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