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    Aerial view of coastline- Track island
    26 ft


    GV helicopter - officials getting out -Mr Ben Mboy, General ???ading Kalbuadi and troops
    30 ft


    Mr Mboy and Mr Kalbaudi meeting reception committee - shaking hands.



    L/V crowds walking towards camera -crowd around helicopter
    36 ft


    Military men talking together and with crowd
    41 ft


    C/U child - track downwards to plaster cast on foot and bandage on knee
    45 ft


    People in crowd talking to soldiers
    56 ft


    C/U women weeping
    67 ft


    S/V injured child and others soldier shaking hands with resident - handing over an envelope
    71 ft


    Soldiers and crowd walking surveying the damage-coastline battered - beach covered with debris - trees down
    100 ft


    Tidal waves disaster that swept the island of Lomblen, East Flores caused total death toll to 175.// So far a total of 364 were still missing and there were growing fears that they might have died after being battered by the waves and taken into the high seas.//



    Governor of East Nusa Tenggara, Mr. Ben Mboy, accompanied by the commander of XCI Military District, General Dading Kalbuadi toured the striken island the whole day by helicopter.//



    The amount of population in that region was 700, but 80% of them were killed or missing.//



    The commander of XVI Military District gave the instruction to seek the victims who were still missing.//



    The Governor called on the community to help the armed forces to look for the missing victims.// The Governor also instructed the people should move to safer areas to avoid possible further battering by the waves.//



    A man told us that the disaster came so abruptly around 01.00 a.m. when the people were sleeping.//



    In this region there were two villages, one school and one health centre which all swept away by the waves into the high seas.//It happened very fast or quickly in about two minutes.//



    The efforts to seek the victims would be continued by the armed forces and the community.///////




    Initials


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    Film ID:
    VLVA67UQA80AOYBLC0N3V6ER4FQDK
    Media URN:
    VLVA67UQA80AOYBLC0N3V6ER4FQDK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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