• Short Summary

    PACKS OF HUNGRY DOGS NOW PROWL FOR FOOD IN SORGA, ONE OF THE HIGHEST VILLAGES N THE SLOPES OF MOUNT AGUNG, THE BALI VOLCANO WHICH ERUPTED ON FEBRUARY 19 AND MARCH 17.

  • Description

    PACKS OF HUNGRY DOGS NOW PROWL FOR FOOD IN SORGA, ONE OF THE HIGHEST VILLAGES N THE SLOPES OF MOUNT AGUNG, THE BALI VOLCANO WHICH ERUPTED ON FEBRUARY 19 AND MARCH 17.MORE THAN 1,500 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND TODAY THE ISLAND IS COMPLETELY DESERTED OF INHABITANTS.

    FILM SHOWS THE VILLAGE OF BADEG AND SORGA ENGULFED IN LAVA; DAMAGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN A TEMPLE WITH BODIES LYING NEARLY; SMOKE BELCHING OUT OF THE CRATER.

    IN SORGA, BODIES OF DOZENS OF VILLAGERS AND THE CARCASSES OF CATTLE LOITER THE TOWN.MANY INHABITANTS WHO SURVIVED THE DISASTER HAVE STILL NOT REPORTED THE DEATH OF RELATIVES TO THE AUTHORITIES.IN A SMALL TEMPLE, ISLANDERS DIED BESIDE THEIR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AS THEY PLAYED TO WELCOME BRAHMA - THE GOD OF FIRE - WHO EVENTUALLY CAME IN THE FORM OF LAVA.

    HOT LAVA SWEPT THROUGH MANY VILLAGES ON THE SLOPES OF MOUNT AGUNG (10,000 FEET; 3,046 METRES), LEAVING HUTS PARTLY COVERED IN THE MOLTEN MAS.AUTHORITIES ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR BODIES UNDER THE PILES OF DEBRIS.

    MOUNT AGUNG, HOME OF THE GREAT MOTHER GOD, HAS BEEN SILENT FOR THE PAST 2,000 YEARS.IT IS STILL BELCHING BLACK SMOKE AND EXPERTS PREDICT FURTHER ERUPTIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66NHWCMV6KWFOY5Z5OJLWEAC
    Media URN:
    VLVA66NHWCMV6KWFOY5Z5OJLWEAC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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