• Short Summary

    The waters receded from Genoa on Saturday (October 10) after Thursday's sudden floods, and hundreds of volunteers in the city began to clear mud, shattered trees and cars from streets and flooded houses and shops.

  • Description

    The waters receded from Genoa on Saturday (October 10) after Thursday's sudden floods, and hundreds of volunteers in the city began to clear mud, shattered trees and cars from streets and flooded houses and shops.

    The floods have claimed at least 17 lives.

    In the city damage is estimated at 200,000 million lire (1,333,000 Sterling).

    The river Bisagno was back within its banks, telephones and electricity were slowly being restored, and a few trams were moving through the streets.

    More than half the damage, according to the Genoa Chamber of Commerce, was suffered by industrial installations.

    Hundreds of cars caught by the floods were damaged when raging torrents swept through narrow streets.

    The big Cornigliano steelworks, one of Italy's largest, was at a standstill, as were several other Genoa factories.

    Italian Prime Minister Signor Emilio Colombo flew to Genoa on Saturday and talked to some of the 70 people recovering in hospital from injuries received during the floods.

    But there was little news from isolated mountain villages, and it was feared that the final death toll for the whole area affected by the floods might rise as high as 30.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6H5I6LEQ669F362BY3YXS29YA
    Media URN:
    VLVA6H5I6LEQ669F362BY3YXS29YA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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