• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF PERSONS ARE HOMELESS IN BANGKOK, CAPITAL CITY OF THAILAND, AS THE RESULT OF A FIRE ON MONDAY.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF PERSONS ARE HOMELESS IN BANGKOK, CAPITAL CITY OF THAILAND, AS THE RESULT OF A FIRE ON MONDAY. THE FIRE DESTROYED 500 SHOPS AND HOMES.

    THE FIRE BROKE OUT NEAR A RAILWAY STATION. POLICE SAID IT STARTED IN A BARBER SHOP AND WAS SPREAD QUICKLY BY STRONG WINDS. THIRTY FIRE ENGINES WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE AND IT TOOK TWO HOURS TO DOUSE THE BLAZE. FIREMEN SOMETIMES HAD TO USE WATER FROM BLOCKED DRAINS. THEY TRAVELLED DISTANCES OF UP TO A MILE TO GET THE WATER.

    THE RAZED BUILDINGS INCLUDED THE LIVING QUARTERS OF RAILWAY EMPLOYEES AND A SCHOOL.

    DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE FIRE IS ESTIMATED AT 10 MILLION BAHT (160,000 STERLING)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4ROTZ97UVCFWRV6KTZAP6IO6N
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ROTZ97UVCFWRV6KTZAP6IO6N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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