• Short Summary

    PERSIA STRUGGLES BACK TO LIFE AGAIN AS THE FINAL ECHOES OF THE RECENT EARTHQUAKE SERIES RUMBEL QUIETLY WITH LITTLE SURFACE EFFECT.

  • Description

    PERSIA STRUGGLES BACK TO LIFE AGAIN AS THE FINAL ECHOES OF THE RECENT EARTHQUAKE SERIES RUMBEL QUIETLY WITH LITTLE SURFACE EFFECT. TOWNS, VILLAGES, AND EVEN ISOLATE DWELLINGS WERE ALL AFFECTED BY THE MAJOR TREMORS. THOUSANDS DIED, AND EVEN GREATER NUMBER WERE INJURED, AND THE ENTIRE DAY-TO-DAY LIFE OF THE NATION WAS BROUGHT TO A STANDSTILL BY THE HAVOC. WHILE MANY STRUGGLE TO REBUILD THEIR RAMSHACKLE HOMES WITH THE REMAINS OF OLD HOUSES, HUNDREDS ARE LIVING IN TENTS SUPPLIED BY BRITISH AND AMERICAN RELIEF ORGANISATIONS. A REGULAR AIRLIFT OF USAF AIRCRAFT IS FREIGHTING IN THE SUPPLIES AND MANY OF THESE TENTS ARE BEING SENT TO THE SANG CHAL AREA NEAR THE CASPIAN SEA WHICH HAS A POPULATION OF 5,000. OF THESE, 137 WERE KILLED DURING THE EARTHQUAKES AND A FURTHER 700 INJURED. ALTHOUGH WORLD-WIDE RELIEF HAS BEEN ORGANISED, IT WILL BE MONTHS BEFORE NORMAL LIFE IS RESUMED AGAIN IN PERSIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA50FD95SRFRC3HL7PNTQHKN7CY
    Media URN:
    VLVA50FD95SRFRC3HL7PNTQHKN7CY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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