• Short Summary

    Floods after a torrential downpour in Hong Kong May 6-7 cost the lives of 11 persons and caused the disappearance of eleven others.

  • Description

    1.
    From old woman pan to floods
    0.20

    2.
    CU Flood water
    0.24

    3.
    LS Flooded area
    0.31

    4.
    MLS Woman washes clothes.
    0.36

    5.
    MS Flood waters
    0.38

    6.
    CU Refugee children
    0.43

    7.
    CU Homeless women
    0.46

    8.
    MS Ditto
    0.50

    9.
    MS Pan refugees' belongings
    1.03

    10.
    MS Ditto
    1.07



    Initials JRG/S/AW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Floods after a torrential downpour in Hong Kong May 6-7 cost the lives of 11 persons and caused the disappearance of eleven others. The floods drove over 6000 persons from their homes. Many of the victims found care and protection at a British Army camp, transformed into an immense relief centre.

    The rains burst suddenly after a long drought. In 12 hours 12 inches of rain fell, turning the New Territories district into a vast lake with only roof tops on the waterline. Though the flood waters rose rapidly as families slept they arose in time to escape.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA36RN4A1H906LFHCSY3N0IVKOC
    Media URN:
    VLVA36RN4A1H906LFHCSY3N0IVKOC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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