• Short Summary

    FOR THREE LONG DAYS BEGINNING LAST FRIDAY A HURRICANE SWEPT ACROSS FIJI AND ITS NEIGHBOURING ISLANDS.

  • Description

    FOR THREE LONG DAYS BEGINNING LAST FRIDAY A HURRICANE SWEPT ACROSS FIJI AND ITS NEIGHBOURING ISLANDS.WHEN IT EVENTUALLY MOVED OUT TO SEA, VILLAGERS SET ABOUT CLEARING UP THE WRECKAGE CAUSED BY THE STORM.

    ON THE ISLAND OF VITI LEVU MORE THAN 2,400 PEOPLE HAD THEIR HOMES WASHED AWAY IN THE FLOODS WHICH COINCIDED WITH THE HURRICANE.COCONUT AND COCOA PLANTATIONS SUFFERED HEAVILY, WHILE ROADS WERE BLOCKED BY SWOLLEN RIVERS AND UPROOTED TREES.EMERGENCY CENTRES HAVE BEEN SET UP IN SCHOOLS FOR THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE UNABLE TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES WHICH HAVE BEEN WRECKED BY HIGH WINDS AND FLOODS.

    THE MAJOR TRAGEDY OCCURRED ON THE REWA RIVER: HERE A PARTY OF PEOPLE WERE ATTEMPTING TO CROSS IN PUNTS WHEN THE RACING FLOOD WATERS TURNED THE BOATS OVER, PITCHING 23 PEOPLE TO THEIR DEATHS.

    REPORTS ARE STILL AWAITED FROM THE SURROUNDING ISLANDS.RESCUE PARTIES HAVE BEEN SENT FROM SUVA TO THE YASAWAS ISLANDS OVER WHICH THE CENTRE OF THE HURRICANE PASSED.NO WORD HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM THESE ISLANDS SINCE RADIO COMMUNICATION BROKE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5MRIZO2I25EQ67K6DOI9AKP46
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MRIZO2I25EQ67K6DOI9AKP46
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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