• Short Summary

    MONTEVAGO, IN SICILY, IS LITTLE MORE THAN A HUDDLE OF RUINS THE EARTH TREMORS THAT HAVE SHAKEN THE WEST OF SICILY OVER THE LAST TWO DAYS HAVE KILLED ONE TENTH OF THE TOWN'S 3,000 POPULATION.

  • Description

    1.
    GV COLLAPSED HOUSES
    0.04

    2.
    LV RUINS
    0.11

    3.
    LV SMOKE RISING PAN TO COLLAPSED WALL
    0.12

    4.
    LV POLICE AND OTHERS
    0.16

    5.
    LV FIREMEN KNOCK DOWN DAMAGED WALL
    0.17

    6.
    SV POLICE AND FIREMEN
    0.22

    7.
    LV PAN DEBRIS DEAD BODY IN RUBBLE
    0.28

    8.
    CU BURIED CAR
    0.32

    9.
    GV STREET
    0.38

    10.
    LV PAN RUBBLE
    0.43

    11.
    SV PAN INT. RUBBLE IN HOUSE
    0.46

    12.
    SV & LV - WRECKED CAR
    0.54

    13.
    LV RUBBLE AND WRECKAGE
    0.57

    14.
    LV PAN COLLAPSED HOUSE
    1.04

    15.
    GV PAN STREET
    1.07

    16.
    LV DOG RUNNING ABOUT RUINS
    1.15

    17.
    GV PAN DEVASTATION
    1.21



    Initials DHC/V/JH/SS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MONTEVAGO, IN SICILY, IS LITTLE MORE THAN A HUDDLE OF RUINS THE EARTH TREMORS THAT HAVE SHAKEN THE WEST OF SICILY OVER THE LAST TWO DAYS HAVE KILLED ONE TENTH OF THE TOWN'S 3,000 POPULATION. AT LEAST 500 LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST IN ALL AREAS, AND UNOFFICIAL REPORTS SAY 1,000 PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING.

    THE DISASTROUS SERIES OF SHOCKS STRUCK 12 SMALL WEST SICILY TOWNS AND CONTINUED THROUGHOUT YESTERDAY (MONDAY). HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE BURIED UNDER RUBBLE, BUT RESCUERS WERE RELUCTANT TO DIG FOR THEM, IN CASE THEY TOO WERE BURIED UNDER FRESH TREMORS.

    THE MAJOR SICILIAN CITY OF PALERMO ESCAPED DAMAGE, BUT WHEN TREMORS WERE FELT IN THE CITY HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES LEFT IN CARS AND MADE A DASH FOR OPEN COUNTRY.

    MONTEVARGO YESTERDAY WAS SILENT, ITS ONLY VISIBLE OCCUPANTS A PACK OF STRAY DOGS SEARCHING FOR FOOD.

    POLICE AND VOLUNTEER STUDENTS CLAWED WITH BARE HANDS AT HUGE BLOCKS OF STONE AND WRENCHED DOORS FROM RUINED HOMES TO MAKE STRETCHERS FOR THE DEAD AND DYING.

    ONLY 40 BODIES HAVE SO FAR BEEN IDENTIFIED FOR BURIAL MORE ARE STILL UNDER THE RUBBLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6QYF5VVBR1FS9V4CB039HG90Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA6QYF5VVBR1FS9V4CB039HG90Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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