• Short Summary

    MUD FLOWS STREAMING DOWN THE 8,000 FEET (2,500 METRES) SLOPES OF THE ERUPTING MAYON VOLCANO WERE THREATENING TO ENGULF LEGASPI CITY, A FEW MILES (KILOMETRES) TO THE SOUTH, AS HEAVY RAINS FELL LAST SATURDAY (4 MAY) ON THE SMOKING MOUNTAIN.

  • Description

    MUD FLOWS STREAMING DOWN THE 8,000 FEET (2,500 METRES) SLOPES OF THE ERUPTING MAYON VOLCANO WERE THREATENING TO ENGULF LEGASPI CITY, A FEW MILES (KILOMETRES) TO THE SOUTH, AS HEAVY RAINS FELL LAST SATURDAY (4 MAY) ON THE SMOKING MOUNTAIN.

    THE RIVERS OF MUD, CAPABLE OF TRAVELLING WITH THE SPEED OF AN EXPRESS TRAIN, ARE BEING CAUSED AS RAIN FORMS FROM THE CONDENSATION OF MAYON'S ERUPTION CLOUDS.

    SO FAR ABOUT 30,000 PEOPLE LIVING NEAR THE VOLCANO, DESCRIBED AS HAVING THE WORLD'S MOST PERFECT CONE SHAPE, HAVE BEEN EVACUATED FROM THE AREA AND A STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED IN EIGHT VILLAGES.

    THE DESTRUCTION CAUSED BY MUD, ASH AND LAVA IN AND AROUND LEGASPI CITY IS ON A GIGANTIC SCALE. SINCE APRIL 21 THE VOLCANIC FLOWS HAVE DESTROYED ALMOST EVERY LIVING THING IN THEIR PATH.

    MAYON - SILENT FOR 21 YEARS - KILLED 1,200 PEOPLE AND BURIED THREE TOWNS IN 1814.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6GX672RHK81XHV6EP5KUH78IA
    Media URN:
    VLVA6GX672RHK81XHV6EP5KUH78IA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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