• Short Summary

    THE ITALIAN DAM DISASTER - THE ROME GOVERNMENT TONIGHT (MONDAY) PROMISED THAT IT WOULD GO AHEAD WITH DETERMINATION IN ITS INQUIRY INTO THE DISASTER.

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    THE ITALIAN DAM DISASTER - THE ROME GOVERNMENT TONIGHT (MONDAY) PROMISED THAT IT WOULD GO AHEAD WITH DETERMINATION IN ITS INQUIRY INTO THE DISASTER. IT WILL TRY TO FIND OUT WHETHER ANYONE WERE TO BLAME FOR IT, AND WILL ALSO HELP THE JUDICIARY IN THEIR INVESTIGATIONS.

    MEANWHILE, REPORTS OF A NEW LANDSLIDE IN THE DAM AREA CAUSED FRESH PANIC IN THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGES. ONE OF THEM, ERTO, WAS EVACUATED ONLY HOURS AFTER IT HAD BURIED ITS DEAD.

    ALL SURVIVORS FROM THE VILLAGE, WHICH IS PERCHED ON THE RIGHT BANK OF THE VAIONT DAM, TURNED OUT FOR THE MASS FUNERAL. SCORES OF PEOPLE WEPT AS THE CORTEGE MOVED THROUGH THE VILLAGE AND AT THE GRAVESIDES. MANY OF THEM WERE WEARING THE ONLY CLOTHES THEY POSSESS.

    TODAY U.S. AND ITALIAN HELICOPTERS BUZZED UP AND DOWN THE DEATH VALLEY, SCRUTINISING THE MOUNTAINSIDES FOR POSSIBLE LANDSLIDES. ONE PILOT REPORTED SEEING ROCKS AND EARTH INCHING THEIR WAY DOWN TOWARDS ERTO AND THE DAM. HOWEVER, A PILOT WHO FLEW OVER LATER SAID HE SAW NO MOVEMENT.

    HOSPITALS IN THE REGION ARE CROWDED WITH SURVIVORS. EXTRA BLANKETS, FOOD AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE AREA TO COPE WITH THE SITUATION. MANY OF THOSE IN HOSPITAL ARE CHILDREN, ORPHANED BY DISASTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA81FFHQAB8H3W2KAWE8W4MCA3B
    Media URN:
    VLVA81FFHQAB8H3W2KAWE8W4MCA3B
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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