• Short Summary

    TAAL VOLCANO IN THE PHILIPPINES WAS QUIET TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER THREE DAYS OF BELCHING STEAM ROCK, BOILING MUD AND ASH.

  • Description

    TAAL VOLCANO IN THE PHILIPPINES WAS QUIET TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER THREE DAYS OF BELCHING STEAM ROCK, BOILING MUD AND ASH. BUT EXPERTS THERE FEAR IT IS GATHERING FORCE TO ERUPT AGAIN.

    SLIGHT TREMORS WERE RECORDED NEARBY BEFORE THE LULL. FROM THE AIR, A LOW CLOUD OF STEAM COULD BE SEEN BUT THERE WAS NO SIGN OF THE GUSHERS OF STEAM AND MUD WHICH HAD BEEN LEAPING FROM THE VOLCANO EVERY FEW MINUTES.

    AN EXACT DEATH TOLL IS STILL NOT YET KNOWN BUT IT IS FEARED 600 PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES. MANY BODIES ARE BELIEVED TO BE LYING UNDER THE LAVA AND ASH CARPETING THE ISLAND. OTHERS ARE BEING HAULED FROM THE LAKE.

    PRESIDENT MACAPAGAL OF THE PHILIPPINES TODAY ISSUED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING THE AREA IN A STATE OF CALAMITY AND MAKING IT ILLEGAL TO PROFITEER OR HOARD FOODSTUFFS AND OTHER PRIME NECESSITIES.

    ABOUT 60,000 PEOPLE EVACUATED THE SHORELINE OF THE LAKE AFTER THE ERUPTION. MANY ARE CROWDED INTO EVACUATION CENTRES JUST OUTSIDE THE DANGER AREA AND OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE GROWING SANITATION PROBLEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5G3XLZTDO5SB5AAZKH8DF2NRO
    Media URN:
    VLVA5G3XLZTDO5SB5AAZKH8DF2NRO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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