• Short Summary

    THE RICEFIELDS OF DANANG PROVINCE, ABOUT 400 MILES EAST OF SAIGON, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL, ARE STILL UNDER FLOODWATERS BROUGHT BY TYPHOONS IRIS AND JOAN WHICH ALSO STRUCK SEVEN OTHER PROVINCES IN CENTRAL VIETNAM RECENTLY.

  • Description

    THE RICEFIELDS OF DANANG PROVINCE, ABOUT 400 MILES EAST OF SAIGON, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL, ARE STILL UNDER FLOODWATERS BROUGHT BY TYPHOONS IRIS AND JOAN WHICH ALSO STRUCK SEVEN OTHER PROVINCES IN CENTRAL VIETNAM RECENTLY.

    DURING THE FLOOD DISASTER, A COMPANY OF GOVERNMENT TROOPS, LED BY BRIGADIER GENERAL NGUYEN CHANH THI, WHO WHERE ENGAGED IN RUSHING FLOOD SUPPLIES TO THE DANANG PROVINCE, WAS ATTACKED BY COMMUNIST VIETCONG.

    IN THE BATTLE, 20 VIETCONG WERE KILLED AND ABOUT 12 CAPTURED. THE GOVERNMENT FORCES SUFFERED FIVE KILLED AND 18 WOUNDED. A LARGE QUANTITY OF WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION, INCLUDING A COMMUNIST FLAG WAS SEIZED FROM THE VIETCONG.

    ON NOVEMBER 21, ARMY TRUCKS WERE USED TO TRANSPORT FAMILIES BACK TO THEIR RESPECTIVE VILLAGES WHERE THE FLOODWATERS HAVE SUBSIDED. OTHERS WHOSE HOUSES ARE SEMI-SUBMERGED, HAVE GONE TO STAY WITH FRIENDS. THE FAMILIES WERE EVACUATED ATT HE HEIGHT OF THE FLOODS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5THIVU8FCY83WUR6CCXDQ06EK
    Media URN:
    VLVA5THIVU8FCY83WUR6CCXDQ06EK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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