• Short Summary

    As many as four thousand people may have died in the earthquake which ravaged towns and villages in Fars Province, in southern Iran on Monday (10 April).

  • Description

    As many as four thousand people may have died in the earthquake which ravaged towns and villages in Fars Province, in southern Iran on Monday (10 April). The earthquake struck in the early morning, and the death toll would have been higher had many people not already left their homes to pray or work in the fields.

    This film shows the devastation in the village of Ghir, near the epicentre of the earthquake. Of a population of 3,315, nearly one thousand were still missing late on Tuesday, and the village itself was a total wreck.

    This production is a telerecording supplied by Iranian Television. Some subscribers will have received the same material through satellite transmission via Eurovision or Visnews United States syndication. We are supplying this version to them for improved picture quality.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA47UNAWM7LXJC3E7ZX8T1WDWFI
    Media URN:
    VLVA47UNAWM7LXJC3E7ZX8T1WDWFI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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