• Short Summary

    FIRE SWEPT THROUGH A SHANTY TOWN NEAR GROGAN ROAD, ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF NAIROBI, YESTERDAY (3 SEPTEMBER).

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    FIRE SWEPT THROUGH A SHANTY TOWN NEAR GROGAN ROAD, ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF NAIROBI, YESTERDAY (3 SEPTEMBER).

    FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO FIGHT THE BLAZE, BUT IT DEVASTATED A LARGE AREA OF SETTLEMENT. SHANTY DWELLERS, AFTER UNAVAILING ATTEMPTS TO AID THE FIREMEN, BEGAN TO BREAK UP THEIR WOODEN HUTS TO PREVENT THEM FROM BEING BURNED.

    OTHERS INCLUDING CHILDREN, CARRIED THEIR FEW BELONGINGS AWAY TO SAFETY.

    MANY OF THE FAMILIES LIVING IN THE SHANTY AREA ARE NOW HOMELESS. THIS IS THE SECOND SHANTY-TOWN FIRE IN A FORTNIGHT. A FIRE DESTROYED A LARGE PART OF ANOTHER NAIROBI SETTLEMENT AT MATHARI.

    THE NAIROBI CITY COUNCIL HAS ATTEMPTED TO ERADICATE THE SHANTY TOWNS BY DEMOLISHING THEM, BUT WHEN ONE DISAPPEARS, ANOTHER SOON SPRINGS UP IN ITS PLACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3BIBSGVYOCV5YRITBNUO9WYY4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BIBSGVYOCV5YRITBNUO9WYY4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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