• Short Summary

    IN COMMON WITH OTHER INDIAN STATES, KERALA HAS BEEN SUFFERING HEAVY FLOODS SINCE UNUSUALLY HEAVY MONSOON RAINS DWELLING RIVERS TO OVERFLOWING, CAUSING BREACHES IN ROADS, LANDSLIDES, AND EXTENSIVE ROAD DAMAGE.

  • Description

    IN COMMON WITH OTHER INDIAN STATES, KERALA HAS BEEN SUFFERING HEAVY FLOODS SINCE UNUSUALLY HEAVY MONSOON RAINS DWELLING RIVERS TO OVERFLOWING, CAUSING BREACHES IN ROADS, LANDSLIDES, AND EXTENSIVE ROAD DAMAGE. AT LEAST SEVENTY-THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED NAD TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND MADE HOMELESS IN THE STATE SINCE THE SITUATION BECAME SERIOUS JULY 4.

    WHEN OUR CAMERAMAN VISITED THE AFFECTED AREAS JULY 7-8, SOME ROAD AND RAIL COMMUNICATIONS HAD BEEN RESTORED, ALTHOUGH LARGE TRACTS OF LAND WERE STILL UNDER WATER. VILLAGERS WERE RETURNING IN BOATS TO INSPECT THEIR WRECKED HOMES, AND GOVERNMENT RELIEF WORKERS WERE DISTRIBUTING MILK, FOOD, CLOTHING AND OTHER NECESSITIES.

    REPORTS REACHING NEW DELHI JULY 10 TELL OF FLOODED TOWNS AND DISRUPTED COMMUNICATIONS IN ALL PARTS OF INDIA. FROM BHUSANESWAR, IN ORISSA STATE, THE CHIEF MINISTER WARNED AND PEOPLE BY RADIO THAT THE HIRAKUD DAM WOULD OVERFLOW THAT AFTERNOON, ENDANGERING THE DELTA AREAS OF CUTTACK AND PURI.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3V0CQCF83PVQFN3WN0MHMOQJ9
    Media URN:
    VLVA3V0CQCF83PVQFN3WN0MHMOQJ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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