• Short Summary

    PEOPLE LEFT HOMELESS IN CENTRAL GREECE WHEN EARTHQUAKES CAUSED THEIR HOUSES TO COLLAPSE LAST MONTH BELIEVE THEY ARE NOW FACED WITH ANOTHER DANGER - DROWNING.

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    PEOPLE LEFT HOMELESS IN CENTRAL GREECE WHEN EARTHQUAKES CAUSED THEIR HOUSES TO COLLAPSE LAST MONTH BELIEVE THEY ARE NOW FACED WITH ANOTHER DANGER - DROWNING. THE ATHENS INSTITUTE OF GEODYNAMICS HAS REPORTED THAT THE EARTHQUAKES WERE CAUSED BY THE ENORMOUS PRESSURE OF WATER AND GEOLOGICAL CHANGES CREATED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HUGE KREMASTA DAM ON THE AHELOOS RIVER, AND THE VILLAGERS NOW FEAR THAT THE DAM WILL CRUMBLE.

    THE EARTHQUAKES IN CENTRAL AND NORTHERN GREECE LEFT A TOTAL OF 4,000 PEOPLE HOMELESS. SOME 1,000 HOMES IN 10 VILLAGES WERE WRECKED, AND THE GREE GOVERNMENT DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY. HOWEVER, ALTHOUGH FEW PEOPLE WERE REPORTED KILLED, HUNDREDS HAD TO MAKE OR FIND WHAT SHELTER THEY COULD AND GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE HAS BEEN SLOW IN ARRIVING.

    MANY OF THE VILLAGERS, SUCH AS THOSE IN VARITADA, ARE STILL LIVING IN MAKESHIFT SHELTERS. NOW THEY ARE WORRIED ALSO ABOUT THE POSSIBLE COLLAPSE OF THE NEARBY KREMASTA DAM, SAID TO BE THE HIGHEST IN EUROPE. THE GOVERNMENT HAS SENT EXPERTS TO EXAMINE THE DAM, AND THEY SAY THERE IS NO DANGER, BUT THE VILLAGERS ARE NOT CONVINCED AND ARE DEMANDING HELP TO GO TO OTHER AREAS.

    GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE GRANTED THE VILLAGERS SO FAR INCLUDES A QUANTITY OF FLOUR AND, IN ANTONIADA VILLAGE, A NEW "ANTI-TREMOUR" HOUSE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA71HNXRIBJGE5A3XYG3VSG2TUJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA71HNXRIBJGE5A3XYG3VSG2TUJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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