• Short Summary

    AS THE WATERS OF THE NORTH SEA RECEDED FROM THE FLOODED AREAS AROUND HAMBURG, WEST GERMANY, ANOTHER THREAT AROSE IN THE DEVASTATED AREA - TYPHUS.

  • Description

    AS THE WATERS OF THE NORTH SEA RECEDED FROM THE FLOODED AREAS AROUND HAMBURG, WEST GERMANY, ANOTHER THREAT AROSE IN THE DEVASTATED AREA - TYPHUS.

    ON FEBRUARY 22, DESPITE THE CEASELESS EFFORTS OF FOREIGN TROOPS AND LOCAL RELIEF TEAMS, THOUSANDS OF ANIMALS CARCASSES STILL LITTERED FIELDS AND ROADS, AND MORE APPEARED AS THE WATER LEVEL FEEL STEADILY. AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES CONSTANTLY PATROLLED THE DELUGED STREETS IN SEARCH OF DEAD COWS, PIGS, HORSES AND OTHER ANIMALS WHICH WERE DRAGGED TO DRY GROUND FOR DESTRUCTION. MASS INOCULATIONS WERE ORDERED FOLLOWING THE BELIEF THAT THREE PEOPLE IN HAMBURG WERE TYPHUS VICTIMS.

    MEANWHILE, FROGMEN AND TROOPS WERE CONTINUING THEIR GRIM SEARCH THROUGH THE FLOODWATERS FOR MORE HUMAN VICTIMS. THE TOLL HAD REACHED 278 DEAD, BUT AT LEAST ANOTHER 300 PERSONS WERE STILL REPORTED MISSING.

    TOTAL DAMAGE IN HAMBURG ALONG HAS BEEN ESTIMATED AT 889 MILLION AND IS EXPECTED TO BE MUCH HIGHER WHEN FULL REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE. ALTHOUGH THE FLOODS ARE SUBSIDING RAPIDLY, MANY BUILDINGS ARE STILL SEVERAL FEET UNDER WATER. THE BONN GOVERNMENT HAS POSTPONED DECISIONS ON FINANCIAL HELP UNTIL THE SITUATION IS CLEARER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA546FUOJBU279G9NVOAPOUJN82
    Media URN:
    VLVA546FUOJBU279G9NVOAPOUJN82
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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