• Short Summary

    AT LEAST 16 PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN HEAVY FLOODING OF THE GANGES RIVER IN WEST BENGAL STATE AND THOUSANDS MORE ARE HOMELESS.

  • Description

    AT LEAST 16 PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN HEAVY FLOODING OF THE GANGES RIVER IN WEST BENGAL STATE AND THOUSANDS MORE ARE HOMELESS.

    ALL 16 PEOPLE DIED IN THE MALDA DISTRICT WHERE FLOODS HAVE AFFECTED ABOUT 360 SQUARE MILES INCLUDING MORE THAN 50,000 ACRES OF CROP LANDS. MORE THAN 300,000 PEOPLE WERE HIT BY THE FLOODS IN MALDA AND THE NEIGHBOURING MURSHIDABAD DISTRICT. THOUSANDS OF VILLAGE HOMES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED AND HUNDREDS OF CATTLE WASHED AWAY BY THE FLOODWATERS.

    ARMY ASSAULT BOATS HAVE BEEN CALLED IN TO RESCUE 3,000 FAMILIES MAROONED AT VARIOUS PLACES.

    RELIEF AND RESCUE OPERATIONS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT BY THE WEST BENGAL GOVERNMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6LZ4LR7E09ZRF2QLRHSKRPTUK
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LZ4LR7E09ZRF2QLRHSKRPTUK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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