• Short Summary

    AS RESCUE WORKERS PROBED THE ???BLE OF THE 12 WEST SICILIAN TOWNS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), FRESH?

  • Description

    AS RESCUE WORKERS PROBED THE ???BLE OF THE 12 WEST SICILIAN TOWNS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), FRESH TREMORS SENT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FLEEING FOR OPEN COUNTRY, FEARING ANOTHER MAJOR EARTHQUAKE. IN MONTE VAGO, THE VISNEWS CAMERAMAN CONTINUED FILMING AS PANIC-STRICKEN RESIDENTS RACED THROUGH THE STREETS, DURING ONE OF THE SEVEN TREMORS WHICH HIT THE DISASTER AREA.

    PALERMO, THE MAJOR CITY IN THE REGION, WAS UNTOUCHED IN THE ORIGINAL EARTHQUAKE BUT THE FRESH TREMORS SENT THOUSANDS DASHING FOR OPEN COUNTRY. STREETS WERE JAMMED WITH CARS AND, IN A CROWDED CINEMA, NEAR PANIC REIGNED AS PEOPLE RACED FOR THE EXITS. A POLICEMAN SAID THE LATEST TREMORS CAUSED LITTLE DAMAGE..."ONLY FEAR".

    RESCUE WORKERS WERE FORCED TO SUSPEND THEIR SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS AND VICTIMS, STILL FEARED TRAPPED IN THE RUINS OF THEIR HOMES.

    MONDAY'S QUAKE: DESCRIBED AS THE ISLAND'S WORST EARTHQUAKE DISASTER IN 60 YEARS, CLAIMED AT LEAST 500 LIVES. UNOFFICIAL REPORTS SAY 1,000 PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31TMVGPABUPYHXP8QDDCQCF9X
    Media URN:
    VLVA31TMVGPABUPYHXP8QDDCQCF9X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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