• Short Summary

    THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED AND MADE HOMELESS BY CYCLONE CLAUDE AS IT SWEPT THROUGH LOURENCO MARQUES, CAPITAL OF MOZAMBIQUE, IS STILL UNKNOWN.

  • Description

    THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED AND MADE HOMELESS BY CYCLONE CLAUDE AS IT SWEPT THROUGH LOURENCO MARQUES, CAPITAL OF MOZAMBIQUE, IS STILL UNKNOWN. BUT THE STORM, WHICH RAGED FOR FIVE DAYS, LEFT A TRAIL OF DAMAGE TO THE CITY THAT WILL TAKE A GREAT DEAL OF TIME AND MONEY TO REPAIR.

    MORE THAN 22 INCHES (ABOUT 55 CMS) FELL AS THE CYCLONE SWEPT ACROSS THE AREA. IT LEFT THE CITY WITHOUT FRESH WATER AND FOOD. POWER SUPPLIES WERE CUT OFF AND ROADS WERE FLOODED AND SEVERELY DAMAGED AS THE RIVER UMBELUZI RAGED OVER ITS BANKS TO TEN FEET ABOVE NORMAL LEVEL.

    OFFICIAL REPORTS HAVE PUT THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS AS HIGHER THAN 150,000.

    EVEN AFTER IT HAD PASSED, THE CYCLONE CONTINUED TO TAKE ITS TOLL OF LIVES. ONE OF TWO SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE HELICOPTERS ENT TO HELP IN THE RESCUE WORK CRASHED AND THREE SOUTH AFRICAN PILOTS AND TWO PORTUGUESE SOLDIERS DIED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4PUFB3MS2FKCKWQKUMWA4D3K5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PUFB3MS2FKCKWQKUMWA4D3K5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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