• Short Summary

    IN ITALY, TWO PEOPLE ARE REPORTED DEAD FOLLOWING FLOODS AND LANDSLIDES IN BETWEEN ROME AND VENICE TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    IN ITALY, TWO PEOPLE ARE REPORTED DEAD FOLLOWING FLOODS AND LANDSLIDES IN BETWEEN ROME AND VENICE TODAY (WEDNESDAY). THE FLOODING CAME AFTER A NIGHT OF TORRENTIAL RAIN OVER THE CENTRAL PART OF THE COUNTRY - THE SECOND TIME THIS MONTH THAT RAINSTORMS HAVE CAUSED GAVOC IN THE REGION.

    THE DOWNPOUR CUT THE MAIN ROAD AND RAIL LINKS BETWEEN ROME AND FLORENCE, BUT IT WAS ANNOUNCED LATE TONIGHT THAT THE RAILWAY HAD BEEN RE-OPENED TO TRAFFIC. HOWEVER, THE AUTOSTRADA DEL SOL, ITALY'S MAIN MOTORWAY, WAS REPORTED STILL BLOCKED TO TRAFFIC AFTER THE TIBER OVERFLOWED ITS BANKS.

    IN VENICE, WHERE WATER IS NOT UNKNOWN, THE STREETS AND SQUARES OF THE CITY WERE UNDER INCHES OF WATER. IN ST. MARK'S SQUARE, LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAD DUCKBOARDS PUT DOWN SO THAT TOURISTS COULD KEEP THEIR FEET DRY.

    (HEAVY RAIN DURING THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF SEPTEMBER CAUSED ABOUT 50 DEATHS AND HEAVY DAMAGE TO ITALIAN CROPS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3L0UJDEZQ6EWW3RS62D28VFBO
    Media URN:
    VLVA3L0UJDEZQ6EWW3RS62D28VFBO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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