• Short Summary

    TYPHOON "IDA" HIT HONG KONG WITH HURRICANE FORCE WINDS OF 120-KNOTS IN THE EARLY HOURS OF SUNDAY, LEAVING THREE PEOPLE KILLED AND FIFTY-SIX OTHERS INJURED.

  • Description

    TYPHOON "IDA" HIT HONG KONG WITH HURRICANE FORCE WINDS OF 120-KNOTS IN THE EARLY HOURS OF SUNDAY, LEAVING THREE PEOPLE KILLED AND FIFTY-SIX OTHERS INJURED.

    IN ADDITION, FOUR PEOPLE REPORTED MISSING ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN BURIED ALIVE IN A HUGE LANDSLIDE IN THE NEWLY BUILT INDUSTRIAL TOWN OF KWUN TONG. MUD AND SILT COVERED THE ENTIRE RESETTLEMENT ESTATE. A GROUND FLOOR SCHOOL BLOCK WAS COMPLETELY COVERED WITH MUD. AT PLACES THE DEBRIS WAS MORE THAN THREE FEET HIGH.

    MANY PEOPLE FROM OUTLYING DISTRICTS OF HONG KONG JOINED THE FIREMEN TO HELP THE VICTIMS. MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN WADED THROUGH THE MUDDY WATERS TO SAFETY WITH WHAT THEY COULD SALVAGE. THEY WERE LATER TRANSPORTED BY TRUCKS TO A RELIEF CENTRE AND WERE GIVEN SHELTER, FOOD AND CLOTHING.

    AT KWUN TONG HUNDREDS OF WORKERS, A FLEET OF LORRIES AND MECHANICAL EXCAVATORS ARE CLEARING MUD AND SILT FROM THE SCENE OF THE LANDSLIDE, WHICH AT PLACES IS REPORTED TO BE ABOUT 20 TO 30 FEET DEEP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA47VM8135SLU9JWK4YSQNFTHYC
    Media URN:
    VLVA47VM8135SLU9JWK4YSQNFTHYC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1964
    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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