• Short Summary

    THE LATEST OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL IN THE FLOODS THAT RAVAGED NORTHERN ITALY IS 87, WITH 21 MISSING, BUT THE FINAL FIGURE IS EXPECTED TO BE AT LEAST DOUBLE.

  • Description

    THE LATEST OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL IN THE FLOODS THAT RAVAGED NORTHERN ITALY IS 87, WITH 21 MISSING, BUT THE FINAL FIGURE IS EXPECTED TO BE AT LEAST DOUBLE. MEANWHILE, IN THE TRIESTE AREA, PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO PUT THEIR LIVES BACK ON TO A NORMAL FOOTING. IT IS NOT EASY.

    THE ITALIAN CABINET HAS VOTED TO INCREASE THE PETROL TAX TO RAISE NEARLY 104 MILLION STERLING BY THE END OF 1968 FOR FLOOD-STRICKEN AREAS. THE CABINET IN ADDITION APPROVED AN OUTLAY OF ABOUT 25 MILLION STERLING AS "FIRST AID" FOR IMMEDIATE NEEDS. IT WAS ALSO DECIDED TO GIVE UNEMPLOYMENT PAY TO PEOPLE THROWN OUT OF WORK BY THE DISASTER, AND LOANS TO FARMERS, CRAFTSMEN AND SHOPKEEPERS WHOSE BUSINESSES WERE AFFECTED. (ITALY'S TRADE UNIONS HAVE APPEALED TO ALL WORKERS TO DONATE HALF A DAY'S PAY TO HELD FLOOD VICTIMS.) THE CABINET IS TO MEET AGAIN TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO DISCUSS MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY BE NECESSARY TO THE 1966 TO 1970 FIVE-YEAR PLAN AND TO PLAN LEGISLATION TO BACK ECONOMIC RECOVERY.

    EVERYWHERE A PRIORITY TASK IS TO DISPOSE OF THE PUTREFYING CARCASSES OF ANIMALS, NOW A DANGER TO HEALTH. THE FLOODS COVERED A THIRD OF ITALY, AND MANY OF THE NATION'S FARM ANIMALS PERISHED. IN SOME AREAS OF THE NORTH, RATS ARE REPORTED TO BE A MENACE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3VOPN4R6ZU7S19M1CYDABC60H
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VOPN4R6ZU7S19M1CYDABC60H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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