• Short Summary

    THE ITALIAN COMMUNISTS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE LAUNCHED A SERIOUS LEGAL ATTACK AGAINST THE AUTHORITIES IN FLORENCE, ALLEGING THAT THEY FAILED TO TAKE ADEQUATE MEASURES AGAINST THE FLOOD WHICH KILLED MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE IN THE ANCIENT AND FAMOUS CITY AND CAUSED DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND WORKS OF ART THAT CAN SCARCELY BE ESTIMATED.

  • Description

    THE ITALIAN COMMUNISTS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE LAUNCHED A SERIOUS LEGAL ATTACK AGAINST THE AUTHORITIES IN FLORENCE, ALLEGING THAT THEY FAILED TO TAKE ADEQUATE MEASURES AGAINST THE FLOOD WHICH KILLED MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE IN THE ANCIENT AND FAMOUS CITY AND CAUSED DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND WORKS OF ART THAT CAN SCARCELY BE ESTIMATED. UNDER ITALIAN LAW, THE CHARGES MUST BE INVESTIGATED BY A MAGISTRATE.

    SENATOR UMBERTO TERRACINI, A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY DIRECTORATE, IS REPORTED TO HAVE SUBMITTED TO THE PUBLIC ATTORNEY'S OFFICE A DENUNCIATION ACCUSING THE PERFECT OF FLORENCE, DR. MANFRED DE BERNART, OF MANSLAUGHTER, NEGLIGENCE, AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR CAUSING A NATURAL DISASTER. THE FLORENCE AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN CRITICISED FOR FAILING TO WARN THE CITY'S 430,000 INHABITANTS OF THE IMPENDING DISASTER, AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS A JUDICIAL INQUIRY OF ITS OWN UNDER WAY.

    THE FLOODS STRUCK MANY PARTS OF ITALY, AND LARGE AREAS, NOTABLY IN TUSCANY AND THE PO VALLEY AND DELTA, ARE STILL UNDER WATER FOLLOWING RENEWED STORMS. IN ALL, 113 PEOPLE DIED IN ITALY AS A RESULT OF THE FLOODS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3BL1ZF988VPTK0V3FT5W00ZHA
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BL1ZF988VPTK0V3FT5W00ZHA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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