• Short Summary

    This is the area of the peaceful village of Rivadelago, Spain, and the waters of Lake Sanabria, which swamped over a dam 01.30 hrs Jan 9 and is reported to have killed 150.

  • Description

    This is the area of the peaceful village of Rivadelago, Spain, and the waters of Lake Sanabria, which swamped over a dam 01.30 hrs Jan 9 and is reported to have killed 150. The dam's watchman was swept away before he could give the alarm and the 50 ft wave of the torrent plunged 1200 ft down a narrow valley on to the unsuspecting village. A further 200 are reported missing. Only the 15 cent church, battered, remains standing.

    80 houses were sliced to the ground, both of the villages two buses were wrecked. Dead animals - cows hens goats dogs - were strewn everywhere, as the dazed villagers from other areas rushed in to help.

    General Jorge Vigon, General Franco's Minister of Works, has announced "Rivadelago" will be rebuilt"

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7CL78O0QJRRNL2C30FN55R1JR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CL78O0QJRRNL2C30FN55R1JR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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