• Short Summary

    A GIANT DUMP OF MUD AND COAL CINDERS, LOOSENED BY TORRENTIAL RAIN, COLLAPSED DOWN A HILLSIDE AND ONTO A NEW HOUSING ESTATE AT KAWASAKI NEAR TOKYO ON SUNDAY, KILLING 24 PEOPLE.

  • Description

    A GIANT DUMP OF MUD AND COAL CINDERS, LOOSENED BY TORRENTIAL RAIN, COLLAPSED DOWN A HILLSIDE AND ONTO A NEW HOUSING ESTATE AT KAWASAKI NEAR TOKYO ON SUNDAY, KILLING 24 PEOPLE.

    MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE WERE INJURED WHEN THE MOUND COLLAPSED WITHOUT WARNING AND TUMBLED ONTO 15 HOUSES. THE HOUSES, MADE OF WOOD, COLLAPSED UNDER THE IMPACT OF WERE KNOCKED FROM THEIR FOUNDATIONS.

    FIFTY-SEVEN PEOPLE WERE TRAPPED UNDER THE DEBRIS BUT MORE THAN 1000 RESCUE WORKERS AND MEN OF THE SELF DEFENCE FORCES DUG THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND NEXT DAY TO FREE 32 OF THEM.

    THE MOUND AMOUNTED TO 3000 TONS OF CINDERS DEPOSITED THERE BY AN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY. (ACCIDENTS BY LANDSLIDE ARE COMMON IN JAPAN DURING THE RAIN SEASON. THEY OCCUR PARTICULARLY IN MOUNTAIN AREAS WHERE THERE HAS BEEN MUCH SPECULATIVE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT RECENTLY ON HILLSIDES. THE QUESTION IS NOW BEING ASKED WHY THE AUTHORITIES CAME TO ALLOW DEPOSITS TO BE DUMPED IN THIS AREA.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA84GGGGTCR9VBGLADJS9U6ZRWA
    Media URN:
    VLVA84GGGGTCR9VBGLADJS9U6ZRWA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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