• Short Summary

    WITH AID POURING IN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, THE VICTIMS OF THIS WEEK'S EARTHQUAKE IN GEDIZ, TURKEY, ARE ATTEMPTING TO REBUILD THEIR LIVES.

  • Description

    WITH AID POURING IN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, THE VICTIMS OF THIS WEEK'S EARTHQUAKE IN GEDIZ, TURKEY, ARE ATTEMPTING TO REBUILD THEIR LIVES. THOUSANDS OF TENTS HAVE MUSHROOMED IN THE DISASTER AREA AS THE HOMELESS SEEK THE SHELTER AND SECURITY THEY ONCE KNEW....BUT WHICH IS NOW LYING IN RUINS ABOUT THEM.

    THE DEATH TOLL FROM THE EARTHQUAKE STILL ISN'T DETERMINED. SO FAR MORE THAN A THOUSAND BODIES HAVE BEEN DUG OUT OF THE RUBBLE OF GEDIZ AND THE SURROUNDING AREA. RESCUE OPERATIONS ARE STILL CONTINUING, BUT THE CHANGES OF FINDING ANYONE ALIVE IN THE DEBRIS ARE REMOTE.

    TRUCKS LOADED WITH FOOD AND CLOTHING ARE CONSTANTLY ARRIVING IN THE AREA. RELIEF ORGANISED BY THE RED CROSS AND OTHER BODIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IS MAKING THE PLIGHT OF THE HOMELESS A LITTLE EASIER TO BEAR. BUT ITS A HEART BREAKING TASK FOR THE VICTIMS AS THEY SEARCH THROUGH THE RUBBLE OF THEIR HOMES FOR ANY RECOVERABLE ITEM.

    MAKESHIFT SHOPS HAVE SPRUNG UP ON THE PAVEMENTS. THEY SELL VARIOUS FOODSTUFFS AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS. A TOTAL OF 7,755 HOMES WERE DESTROYED IN GEDIZ LEAVING MORE THAN 21,000 PEOPLE HOMELESS.

    THE TURKISH ARMY AND AIRFORCE IS THE MAINSTAY OF THE RESCUE AND RESETTLING OPERATION. THEY HAVE BROUGHT IN AND ERECTED TENTS AND ARE ATTEMPTING TO RECONNECT BROKEN WATER SUPPLIERS AND COMMUNICATION LINES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6N9ZPLLHODLIDR0TQBS46SLE1
    Media URN:
    VLVA6N9ZPLLHODLIDR0TQBS46SLE1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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