• Short Summary

    MORE PICTURES FROM THE VALLEY OF DEATH IN ITALY. VISNEWS CAMERAMEN SEPP RIFF AND RENATO?

  • Description

    MORE PICTURES FROM THE VALLEY OF DEATH IN ITALY. VISNEWS CAMERAMEN SEPP RIFF AND RENATO SERBOLONGHI, WHO ARRIVED AT THE DISASTER AREA A FEW HOURS AFTER IT OCCURRED, HAVE REMAINED THERE EVER SINCE RECORDING THE MASSIVE RESCUE, SALVAGE AND RELIEF OPERATION THAT CONTINUES ROUND THE CLOCK.

    TODAY (FRIDAY), THE ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER VISITED THE STRICKEN AREA AND HAS PROMISED TO SET UP A GOVERNMENT INQUIRY INTO THE CAUSE OF THE CATASTROPHE. MEANWHILE RESCUE TEAMS CONTINUE SEARCHING FOR SURVIVORS, BUT THEY HAVE FOUND VERY FEW. HUNDREDS OF BODIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN RECOVERED, BUT MANY HUNDREDS MORE LIFE BURIED BENEATH THE BLANKET OF MUD, ROCK AND RUBBLE. WITH THE HELP OF BULLDOZERS ITALIAN TROOPS ARE LAYING A TEMPORARY ROAD UP THE VALLEY TO THE FOOT OF THE DAM.

    WHILE THE CLEARING-UP OPERATION GOES ON, SOME ITALIAN NEWSPAPERS ARE SUGGESTING THAT THE DISASTER SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED, BECAUSE IT WAS KNOWN THAT A GIANT LANDSLIDE HAD BEEN THREATENING THE AREA FOR AT LEAST 10 DAYS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA53N373ZYNK0COVAPQGMA99SKE
    Media URN:
    VLVA53N373ZYNK0COVAPQGMA99SKE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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