Heavy rain on Sunday (11 July) added to the misery of thousands left homeless by last Thursday's (8 July) earthquake, in which at least 82 people were killed.
GV People looking at damaged church
GV Damaged church PAN UP
SV PAN Damage inside cathedral
SV PAN Statue lying on floor
SV People collecting emergency water
GV PAN damage (3 shots)
SV PAN People looking at damage
GV PAN Blasted windows
CU PAN People amongst damage in street
Travel shot. Damage
SV President Allende visiting damaged area & shaking hands with people
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N.B. The scene of President Allende in Llay-Llay is a telerecording, while the remainder is original footage.
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Background: Heavy rain on Sunday (11 July) added to the misery of thousands left homeless by last Thursday's (8 July) earthquake, in which at least 82 people were killed.
Damage was heaviest in the port city of Valparaiso and surrounding villages. Officials reported forty per cent of the buildings destroyed in Valparaiso -- ninety per cent in the town of Illapel. Wrecking crews are busy tearing down building on the verge of collapse.
To prevent looting, the Armed Forces have declared a partial curfew in some areas. Troops are distributing food and blankets, but drinking water is in short supply. Medicines and other relief supplies have been flown in from the United States, Peru, Argentina, East Germany, and Cuba.
President Salvador Allende surveyed some of the damaged areas, including the town of Llay-Llay, on Friday (9 July).