• Short Summary

    CALIFORNIA: NINE WEALTHY AMERICAN FAMILIES, LIVING IN THE LOS ANGELES NEIGHBOURHOOD OF BRENTWOOD, HAVE EVACUATED THEIR HOMES.

  • Description

    CALIFORNIA: NINE WEALTHY AMERICAN FAMILIES, LIVING IN THE LOS ANGELES NEIGHBOURHOOD OF BRENTWOOD, HAVE EVACUATED THEIR HOMES.THEIR HOUSES ARE THREATENED BY TWO OTHERS, BUILT ON AN ARTIFICIAL HILL, WHICH ARE SLIDING DOWN TOWARDS THEM.

    THE TWO HOUSES, EACH WORTH ABOUT GBP20,000, BEGAN TO CRACK APART LAST WEEK.THEN THEY BEGAN THEIR SLOW DESCENT DOWN THE HILLSIDE CONSTRUCTED OF LOOSE EARTH.ON WEDNESDAY THE HOUSES WERE MOVING AT A RATE OF TWO FEET AN HOUR.RESIDENTS OF THESE TWO HOUSES FLED SOME TIME AGO!
    TOO MUCH UNDERGROUND WATER FORCED THE EARTH BENEATH THE TWO HOUSES TO COLLAPSE.ONE REASON GIVEN FOR THE EXCESSIVE UNDERGROUND WATER IS THAT THE LAWNS WERE WATERED TOO MUCH! THE LAWN WATER COMBINING WITH THE UNDERGROUND SPRINGS WAS TO HAVE WEAKENED THE DIRT FOUNDATION.

    REMOVAL VANS HAVE HAULED OUT BELONGINGS FROM THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOMES AS THE REFUGEES ESCAPED TO SAFER QUARTERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4JL5GWC7Q7308RIL74B13B0DL
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JL5GWC7Q7308RIL74B13B0DL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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